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BRITAIN'S LEADING MAGAZINE FOR THE AMSTRAD CPC 464, 664 AND 6128 



ISSUE 37 • OCTOBER 1S88 • £1.50 




I JTI Jreview plus great competition! 



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AMSTRAD ACTION • SEPTEMBER 1988 



FRONT END 



NEWS* LETTERS 



f)7 REACTION 

u * Complaincs, observations, informations, cjtiestions. rarnbltiigs - 
AA readers say it all. Suganaan rounds tilings off nicely. 

1 Q AMSCENE 

*■ v News, upcoming releases, roundup of the new budget titles - if 
it's happening its here. 



1 R AA BIRTHDAY COMPETITION 

*** Happy birthday to us ... Help us celebrate There's dozens of 
prizes, and we've just got to give them away! 




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If 6 aJl hero - a lull list of everything that's on it, complete 
with details of how to run it, 




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A special look back at the many highs and the occasional bloopers 
that are U» milestones hi an illustrious magazine's liislory 



SERIOUS SIDE 



SOFTWARE HARDWARE PROGRAMMING 

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If you aspire id assembler programming, do ft here, 

BAR CPM 

Richard Montetro continues The Complete Guide to CPU. 
Hardened hackers, as -always, have something to keep them busy. 



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Stereo, stereo for. your CPC, CPCI 

THE INSIDER 

We boldly go inside the MuMace with Romantic Robot's latest 
hacking aid. PLUS the secret of eternal life. 

THE LOOK 

The beginning ot a btar.c: now graphics series, taking you from 
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ACTION 8l ADVENTURE 



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ao SKA IT CRAZY 

The first roller SAati*: Simula lion (we reckon 1) Perform before 
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Qfi PHM PEGASUS 

** v Electronic Arts present a strategy/simulation (feat places you in 
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HEROES OF THE LANCE 

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This is the one the AD&D'ers have been waiting for, Set 
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AND MORE.. 

Aiso si! this monti's jam-packed Action Test we have full and 
detailed reviews of Action Force, Bionic Commando, and AW. 

THE PILGRIM 

Adventurer? Come hither. The cloaked one has an exclusive 
report on trie future of adventuring on tne CPC, together with 
Clue Sniffing and Lords and Ladies. There is no alternative. 



INTERACTION 



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HOT TIPS 

If you've discovered a nifty trick or tactic, dorit K*ep it to yourself 
- after all. you could earn yourself £20 just for passing it on! 

TYPE-INS 

Five pages of listings to entertain, educate and occasionally 
amaze you. And quality is guaranteed, because we pay as much 
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WRAPPING UP 



THINGS TO BUY BYEI 



CA CHEAT MODE 

^* Another suzliiig selection of the slickest pokes around - plus a 
full-page colour Dark Side map. 

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CO GAMES INDEX 

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You ain't seen 
nothing yet! 

Well, here it is: AAs third birthday issue, We celebrate with 
a very special cover cassette and some tremendous prizes in 
our great competition - and sales figures showing that more 
people are buying the magazine you are holding than ever 
before! We're pretty chuffed about that, and with your assis- 
tance, co-operation and loyalty we firmly expect to be 
around lor a long time yet. 

There are some great games titles coming out on the CPC 
in time for Christmas - not least of them Heroes oi the 
Lance, reviewed In full in this issue. There are other things; 
In store too, which we'll tell you about as soon as we possi- 
bly can. 

All In all it's been a remarkable month here at AA. Stay 
with us, won't you, and Join in the fun? 




Qopsl Somewhere along the Sine something went wrong 
last month - as about 35,095 of you seem to have noticed. 
September was issue 36, not 35 (againi) as we said. 



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Will the Olympics 
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The golci medalist of 
computer shows is on its way 
back to Manchester's imposing, 
G-MEX centre. 

Amstrad and more dun 
70 other exhibitors wdl be 
displaying the latest products 
for you to try before you huy* 

Need some technical 
help? Leading experts will be 
on hand diroughout the three 
days to answer all your queries 

With hundreds of special 
show offers avail ahle, every 
visitor could entl up a 
financial winner. 

Ytiu can even save 
yourself a £1 before you get 
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How to get there 

Driving? G-MEX is in 
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Lots of doom and gloom this month, for some reason 



Gloom and doom 

The interest of software hous- 
es In CPC games. It sesms, is 
dying rapidly, Some examples: 
US Gold produced the dreadful 
Outrun. Btomc Commamivs is 
in monocclour obviously ported 
over from the Spectrum, as 
was Supe: Hang-On from 
Acli vision. Crafty Cars from 
Titus had one Level only while 
the other version had three. 
Tha Big Apple hopes to sell 
250,000 games over ah formats 
except Amstrad, Even Elite's 
latest Hopping Mad was a poor 
efiort (compare it with the Lime 
they took over Paperboy). 

Of course all Amstrad own- 
ers have to live with seemg the 
other format versions on the 
shelves weeks or even months 
beforehand. 

The B128 is an excellent 
computer and real value for 
money, hut has never been 
given the software support it 
deserves- So with the upsurge 
in the 16-bit format this situa- 
tion will get worse not better, 
as software houses with their 
'loadsamoney' mentality will 
and do view the Amstrad as a 
poor return for the it time and 
effort Maybe it is no surprise 
to see 90% of the titles in the 
Amstrad top Um are budget 




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4eeM tc a>& £^ti4 fjifcWfiieB 
releases' Do you think this 
Christmas will be the final I liny 
for any worthwhile Amstrad 
software or am r bring too pes- 
atmJaOc? 
Steve Seager 
Royston, Herts 

you can't really complain 
about them doing t: lor the 
money - Uiey are in business 
They'll only change if they 
know they're losing out. so lis 



A little bitter philosophy 

Upon finding myself drawn more anri more towards my com- 
pute! room due to several unfortu- 
nate occurrences, I realised that 
the computer is an escape from 
reality T ploy on the computer so 1 
CftU lock myself off from the out- 
side world and forger: my troubles, 
of which there are* many. I can gain 
immense satisfaction from b^-itino 
a few heads m - from enjoying 
myself and at the same time being 
able to lighten the weight on my 
mind. 
S Jones 
Latimer, Bucks 

Sounds- right gloomy to us. Surety not all us CPCers are des- 
perate reality^escapistsf 

SlM, perhaps the software winner voucher might cheer 
you up a little' 



Penpals find a home 

We're always getting letters from people who want AA read- 
ers as penpals (and who can blame them?}, but we haven't 
been able to print them ah. 

Now we think we've found the perfect solution: Helpline. 
All penpal requests will automatically be included there, 
and of course will stay on the roster until you or your post- 
man decide enough is enough. Hope that makes things easi- 
er for you would-be penpals! 



Could try harder 



People do go on about how difficult games are becoming I'm 
sure I'm nor, alone in saying that all the complexity is rapidly 
going out of games, and riiat the challenge is do longer there. 
Long term, non-repetitive games are dying out. The first day 
target is rapidly becoming a joie. and must, to most people, be 
a matter of a couple of minutes work. Even Incentive's brilliant 
and complex gamo Dark Side gave up all but the fast telepod 
crystal in a mere four hours play (though Freescape does rum 
out to be vill it is said to be), I hope software houses don't lis- 
ton to the people wanting easy games 
James Moffatt 
HFPO 20 

Last month wo had a leitei from & games player complaining 
about the difficulty level now one about the simplicity level 
Just goes to show you cant please ail the people all the time. 



up to CPC owners io maire ft 
known thcyire sick to demli of 
badly converted efforts, 

Let tha 16 bitters have 
their honeymoon: tomorrow 
they'll be lust Another breed cl 
home computer, fighting for a 
slice ol the market. 

Amstrad sea sense 

I am excited abou* the DIY 
amplifier, but do you have w> 
unplug oihei addons to use it? 
1 saw two speech synthesisers 

advertised, After much 
thought 1 bought the Amstrad 
one, but I could not issse C'PM. 
so I wrote to Am.strad ajid they 
told me to unplug the speech 
synth when I was gomg to use 
CPM. 



I an] i 70 year old seaman, 
and all thos a years ago, when 
we were supposed to be 
stupid, nobody cast off a main 
halyard from a pin because 
they were setting a top's! It 
was rerouted through sheaves 
to another pin. 
James Gars ides 
AirrJrle, Scotland 

you can leave the amplifier 
plugged in, and it won't inter 
Bam with the operation* at all. 

1 wouldn't, te&ve it switched 
on thy ugh • the hflttejy would 
go Sal after a lime. A Mn&U 
modification to allow the pro - 
jeer to inn off the Amstrad's 
power supply will be pub- 
lished ui a future issue. 



# Reaction, Amstrad Action, 4 Queen Street, Bath bai iff! 

Note the address for all mail-order enquiries and orders 
is: Clare Bates, The Old Bam, Brunei Proslnct, Somerton, 
Somerset TA11 7PY, while all subscription matters (except 
orders - see the back of the magazine} are handled by Avon 
Direct Mail, PC Box 1. Portishe&d, Bristol BF20 9EG. 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



REACTION 



Oh yes you are... 

1 am willing to complain about 
Bob Adams' letter {AA3E). He 
appears to believe all CPC 
users binder 18 are stupid 
games freaks with nothing bet 
tar to do than sit m front of 
then moniters all day 1 zapping 
aliens, Well, Mr Smart ypanr.s 
Adams, it gives me great plea- 
sore to inform you that I am. 1 1 
and I don't sit in front 01 my 
464 zapping monstertioids and 
thingtrons (though if you were 
cm the screen 1 may oblige} [ 
use my Amstrad to teach 
myself Basic and even the odd 
hit of macluhe code (yes, 
machine code, it may surprise 
you, but 1 do have the odd 
brain cell here or there). So, Mr 
Adams the younger generation 
may not be as wealthy as you, 
but we put our machines to 
good use without having to 
spend your average CI 4 M per 
month, so now you know what 
to do with your 12 % extra, 
don't you? 
John Winter 
Stafford 

Charm i ng. Look here, John, 
cant you see that you're at 
least as had' as Mx Adams if 
you descend to this level of 
namo-caUuig and pettiness? 
Why can It we have disagre e- 
meats between ourselves 
without resorting to pulling 
hair and pinching? As we said 
last month, we need 1 each 
other, and every CPC user is 
valuable to the future of the 
machme. 

J. Public thwarted 

I have been trying for months 
to get the free software hand 
book published by Fcopletalk 
Publishers from ray local 
library. 

1 have failed miserably: the 
library 'phoned the supplier 
direct and was told they only 
supply lots of 30 They do not 
deal in single copies therefore 
the book Is not available to Joe 



Public. 

Your article led me into a 
very long -winded fruitless 
exercise. The chief librarian at 
my local library said he would 
bo uiterested in the shape at 
your answer. 
P J Morley 
Peterborough 

Davis/Rubin, it is true, are no 
longer importing the Ftcc 
Software Handbook - though 
they used to. 1 suggast your 
librarian gels in touch with 
Pvopletalk Associates direct 
(PO Box 983662, Piano, Texas 
75086) Alternatively, steal 
young Richard Motiteito's 
copy 

It Anyone known Of another 
source, we'd he dshg-htcd to 
hear from you, 

A frayed knot 

Tb it possible using Multiface ['. 

to copy games like Gauntier 

and Qualm where each level is 

loaded when the one before is 

finishes 7 

Donald Mackerrscher 

Portmsh, Co Antrim 

Alt. aid not, because the disk oi 
cassette must be accessed 
during play 

Renegade Pilgrim 

I have just bought Target 
Renegade and I thoroughly 
enjoy it especially with two 
players. The graphics, sound 
and movement are excellent 
but 1 have one complaint. It 
says in the ins? ructions that at 
50,000 points and every 
100,000 points alter liiai you 
get an extra life. 

It does this with player 1 
but no matter how much score 
player 2 gets he doesn't get an 
ftxtra life, so jilayer 2 doesn't 
stand ei chance of getting past 
level E. Is this a bug or is it 
meant to be like this? 

Also, when is PifO"S pro- 
giamming coming back? 
Chris Mar land 



Short. Sweet. But not cheap 

Where can 1 buy a user manual? 

B Hfuhruhurr 

Wltton Gilbert. Durham 

you can buy user manuals tot the 464, €64 and 61 28 from CPC, 
194-200 North Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1YP » f07?2) 
S6509C The price, which would bring tears to a glass eye, is 
£20 for each manual. Send cheques with order and be sure to 
specify which you requrre! 

And tliey sell service manuals at £5 (464) and £B (664/$ 128). 



Corruption exposed 

About four months ago T wrote a piogram which used the key- 
word Chainmerge to operate. The other day when I came to 
use the program after a while J got the rsad f*n disk error 
message. 

I have not got many disk utilities so 1 ran CPM and verified 
the disk, under Diskit It told me rhere was a disk SffOi on txack 
2 sectors 0-8 and there was missing address mark, within sys- 
tem track. 

What does this mean? Is my CF2 corrupted, if so how? 
Could you suggest any ways ol recovering my program? How 
do I stop this happneing to any of my other prog ranis? 
Nick Lawson 

?m afraid it looks very much as if your CF2 is corrupted - 
probably by stray magnetics, dust, hunt on simply being 
dropped, ali of which affect magnetic disks, Recovery of the 
section is difficult without a working knowledge of disks, 1 
suggest you peruse Helpline. Although it's no consolation to 
you. Nick, perhaps we should lake this opportunity to remind 
others once again that one can never tell when it will happen 
- always make backups of the masters you treasure 



Fit st: the general opinion on 
Target Renegade is that it's a 
bug. Second turn at once to 
this monfh's Ye Pilg, wherein 
thou shaft he mightily pleased 
(yes, Im sorry loo, but they 
talk like that over there). 

Oops apologies 

I feel I bad to put pen to papei. 
In AA33s Cheat Mode you 
state to Phil Howard that he 
should, 'Move over and give 
someone else a chance'. I think 
this a very unfair statement to 
make to Phil, as there are bun- 
dreds of reguiui readers like 
me who depend on his excel- 
lent pokes. Without people like 
Mr Howard and Peter 
Feathorstone there would be 
even fewer pokes in AA. 

I know your reply to this 
will be. Yes, but they win 
games for their work'. Maybe 
they do - but how about print- 
ing a big tbank-you from all 
your readers to these two spe* 
aal hackers? 
P, Hall, 
Basildon, Essex 

Oh dear; For those of you who 
didnl see the offending 
remarks, what we actually 
said was: Really Phil, you 
ought to move over and give 
someone else a chance {mind 
you. IIS all good stuff!)' This 
was intended to be a joke, and 
we're sincerely sorry if anyone 
took offence - we know Phil 
didnl, because* he's already 
sent m some more pokes, and 
we hope hell be sending them 



in and getting them printed 
for many, many issues to 
come. 

Wlmt we were trying to do 
was simultaneously to con- 
gratulate Phil for the quality 
and quantity of his work - 
which we bog you to believe 
is appreciated and at the 
same time to suggest that 
other readers should not Uiink 
we have no time for them. 

Butter problem 

I was interested in the poke by 
Phil Howard for Bubble 
Bobble giving infinite lives 
This works fine for the 79 lev- 
els but you then have to 
rewind tire tape for the 90th 
and fine level and the poke 
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i there any way of destroying the drcudcd 
Bonnet who appears on tlie finfi) level. If 
you ot anyone out there can help I wojld 
be very grateful as* f think I air. beginning 
to develop brain damage through head- 
butting the monitor. 
G Hanson 

Giving a sucker... 

Can you help me please I My joystick is a 
:ah MachH MicroswitrA Joystick end 
one of my suckers which sucks to the table 
(the four black things on the bottom of the 
joystick), has broken the knob off and it 
won't fit back on. 

I wrote Co Thc»m about three weeks ago 
Jyjt notning came back. 
Curl Wilson 
Kenii worth. Warks 

Wc spoke to litem and they have no trace 
of your teller, SnU, rite to them enctosincj 
an SAB and they promise they"*/ swiftly 
give succour to youi mckarlesa stick. 

Pftrftftps when you wrote ( o them you 
forgot, to enclose an SAB? 

Race against type 

On page 3& ol the September AA (surely 
No 36 not No 35 on the cover {yes yes, 
ainght, dorri gv vn about it - blushing Gd)) 
you say that the Race Against Time has 
two cassettes. I bought ray copy in the 
local Woolworths a few months ayu fur Lhw 
full price but I only have one cassette the 
same both sides. Have f the right to com- 
plain or are you wrong in your statement? 



And finally, something cheerful! 

Our local radio station (Radio City) had a competition, the prize being a trip to Ocean 
Software pfoa 31 games on disk, So both myself arid a colleague entered and won. 

Out host was the PR man Gary Bracey. whose assistant met us at the railway sta- 
tion u»d took us back to Ocean, where wc watched (eyes popping] all tho techniques 
that made up a program. We am both programmer:; but we saw things that we would 
never have dreamed of. 

We saw how a game started ofT as just an idea. Then several proffraflMners who 
were pnofloient in their own field coded, the gamo Kpptions. and pieced them together 
to form the complete version. They tweak up the 'payability of the game and Lailor it 
to what is believed to be the finished version ready for production. We saw music 
development, Art and graphic, sprite handling, you name it, we saw it. 

Just before wr? were due to leave our taiifare was refunded back to us and we 
were given a selection of games T shirts and a priceless Ocean' mug The director 
Colin Stokes wished to see us before wc loft to see how wu found our tout of Ocean 
and we enjoyed ourselves? We discussed future plans, current plans, latest develop- 
ments etc. one ol them boing Platoon and how Ocean won the film tie in rights, Not 
only did we get the game, we were given the LP sound traok each plus a video each of 
the films, 

Thank you Ocean Software and everybody there who made our visit such a happy 
and memorable one, 
Crahame Campion & Keith Nicholson 
Liverpool 

Nice one Ocean - yau'va msrin friends for life. 



I am sorry this is nor; typed but my type- 
writer packed up and I don't know whether 
to replace it or get an LQ/MLQ type printer 
for the CPC 464 would it be a waste of 

time' If not which program (cassette) 
would help me to type letters-' Or should I 
first buy a disc drive? 
Mrs C Jenkins 
Newton, Wales 

We nil make mistakes (ahem ahem) and 



yen. it's Kite, there's only one cassette in 
the- Race Agains: Time. 

/ suggest you poruse the AA stfi&H fids 

or sinzila: for a secondhand pi inlet and 
Taaword 464 (the rape version}, Xasmsn 
(v Q&32 43B301J supply this for C1B.85. 
Don't bother with a disk drive until you 
isaUy need it. A typewriter is cheaper as 
a om oil, wiitie the word processor pro - 
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New releases 




ft The Train - en accolade lor Accolade? 



Accolade are soon to release their first 
game through Electronic Arts, The Tiain, 
in which you play a Fteaeh Resistance 
leader trying to seize an armoured train 
containing French treasures and guide it 
to safety in Normandy. The game's part 
shoot-em-up and part Simula" ion, so you'll 



need a combination of the two skiils to do 
well. Out now at £3,95 on tape and £14.95 
cassette. Look oat for a full review next 
month! 

Firebird have been quiet of late, but 
they're soon to start making noises again 
with Savage, scheduled for release in 
Novembc; at £8.99 on tape and £14.99 on 
disk. 

Ocean present Typhoon and Daley 
Thompson's Olympic Challenge* The lor- 
mer is a simulation due lor release in 
September - but a special version of the 
game, an arcade machine scree eed into a 
suitcase and is worth ovm G1.00O, is also 
a prize on TV's Wheel of Fortune. On CPC 



.t's a positive bargain at £3.35 on tape 
and £14.95 on disk. 

Daisy Thompson "S Olympic Challenge 
is also due for release - coinciding nicely 
with trie Seoul goings-on at £9.95 on 
tape and £14.95 on disk. It nas znc tea 
Olympic decathlon events feaiured in the 
original Duley Thompson s Dnrathlan, but 
there's also a workout in the gym before- 
hand. 

Mctapfax has just been released by 
Addictive - wbo brought you FooibaJi 
Manager and Football Manager U. 
unusually lor Addictive it's not a strategy 
but an arcade shoot-ero-up: £2.39 on 
tape, £6.99 on disk 



Bits & CPC's 

• Following a request in 
AA35 far. Chat's AA35 mark 
one}} for programs using 
speech, we've heard about 
one by Edward Reid t who 
supplies it lor £1 (p&p) plus 
a blank disk/ tape: 15? 
Ladyloan Ave, Drumchaplc, 
Glasgow G15 8RX And the 
ever-welcome Joan Partcott 
can put you in touch with a 
blind CPC user who could 
help toe ■ 0305 784155. 

• Remember us reporting 
Power House's impressive 
boast last month of having 
sold 250,000 copies of 
games in just six months? 
They've just gone bust... 

What a huge amount of 
post out Code Masters 
giveaway produced.' Gary's 
crawling out from under it 
now, and you lucky win 
tiers should receive yours 
soon... 

• We take this opportuni- 
ty once again to apologise 
for the two major boo-boo's 
last month. 

Getting the issue num- 
ber wrong (35 twice?) was 
one thing, but printing a 
whole page of Type-Ins 
twice....' 



Oh joys 

Suncom launch two new 
joysticks, the Tac 30 and Tac 
SO - upgrades of the Tac 3 
and Tac 5 models F with 
micros witches and aiicralt 
style handles. The Tac 30 is 
£13.99. the Tac 50 £14.99 

And Konix of Speedking 

fame have also added two to 

their iangc. the 

Predator and &e 

Megablaster. The 

Mcgablaster is to sell 

jor 'under £8 and 

the Predator 

'under 

£14'. 



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Pirates ahoy 



The Federation Against 
Software Theft (FAST) and 
members Glagow's "E 1 
Division CID have carried out 
simultaneous raids in 
Glasgow, Wishaw and East 
Kilbride during which 
£100,000 of allegedly pirated 
softwaie. both business and 
leisure, was seized. 

Bob Hay of FAST claimed: 
Tiracy in Scotland has been 
of concern for some time but 
with some very good informa- 
tion and assistance from 
Electronic Arts tire 

Strathclyde police earned 
through a very thorough 



investigation. Results so far 
are most encouraging 1 . 

Bob Hay, FAST v 01-450 
2408. 

Coming soon to a ware- 
house near you... 




All-ways interface 



Micro Control Systems announce a new device which could make interfacing computer equip- 
ment much easier Plug-a-Buffar is a power supply wiLh base unit and sockets for input and out- 
put. Various modules can be- plugged in - R5232, parallel (Centronics) and IFKTM&S. Once cunflg- 
uiation is sorted out. the transfer of data from one form to another is automatic. 

Of course if you're pumping information at 19,200 bits per second the device on the olhei ead 
can"t keep up So an internal buffer, vary my in size from 8K of memory up to 512K. is fitted to the 
device. 

Price for the basic unit with no interface modules or memory is £75 The top of the range G12K 
version would set you back £229. As for the comm-.imcattons modules, parallel is £18, the RS232 
slightly more expensive at £20 and the IEEE {beloved of engineers and scientists) £59 

For more information: Dr Richard Tavener, Micro Control Systems, = 0602 391204. Pricn 
enquiries: Chris Wilson, Harvard Marketing, * 01 759 0005. 



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Club spot 



• Our request in Reaction 
(AA3S) for details or user 
groups and regular Ams:iad 
magazines was responded to 
rapidly by The United 
Amstrad User Group, which 
offers a bi-monthly maga- 
zine; a computer book 
Lbrary; a Public Domain soft- 
wait Btoraiy; software/hard- 
ware discount agreement. 
and comprehensive help, 
advice and suplperl. Annual 
membership costs ;ust £5 a 
year (how do they do it?). 

The bi-monthly magazine. 
CPC User is hardly the 
glossiest around, but for 
value for money and sheer 
friendliness its hard -.c beat 
One recent issue carried arti- 
cles on adventuring and disk 
operating system compatibil- 
ity, as well as reviews 
(Fyiaword, DLAN), a mailbox 
section, book and PD library 
updates and a sa^es and 
wanted section {advening 
free to members}. 

Furthermore UAUG are 
positively desperate for 
advertisers and people to 
contribute to. and edit parts 
of, their magazine. So CPC 
enthusiasts and budding 
jcwn&lists; jump to it! 

UAUU ate a; 1 Magnolia 
Close, Fareham, Hants, 
P014 IPX. 

• Bridge enthusiasts will be 



d slighted to know that there 
;s an unofficial Amstrad 
Bridge Club it boasts 40 
bulls of she card-playino; vari- 
ety united by one single 
interest: using the CPC to 
score events and ease the 
administrative burden. 

The software has been 
developed by amateurs and 
is available free to anyone, 
Get in -.ouch with RB. 
Brighton, who seems a then 
oughly decent sort [i.e. he 
said some \t. nice trungs 
about AA!}. at 30 Ran moor 
View, 410 Fulwood Rd, 
Sheffield S10 3GG % 0742 
307555. Interesting bulletin 
board... tr 0905 52536 (BBS): 
0905 5324S (voice) 

• Club 464: Neil 103 Evelyn 
Road, Dunstable, Beds, LU5 
4rvQ. Membership: free. 

• Finally in this fust Club 
Spot, it wouM be unlair not 
to mention wacci. Annua] 
subscription to rhair monthly 
wacky Truly alternative' 
fanzine is £12. This has to he 
the weirdest publication that 
has passed the AA desk, and 
deserves your earnest atten- 
tion Wacci. 59 Trie Green, 
Twickenham, Middlesex 
TW2 5BU * 01 898 1090. 



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competition winners 



Well done Paul Sawyer of Barry, South Glamorgan, who reckons 

that the worst se{juel of all time is Ramho XXIV - Let's Kill 
Everyone We Haven't Killed Already {Simulator}, and Michael 
Gledhul of Tavistock, Devon who rates Dark Side itself because, 
"For Realism, Every tiling Else Seams Chronic Against 
Perspective Entertainment'. The rest of you can perhaps take 
some consolation from the fact that tlus was Michaels thir- 
teenth AA competition entry, and from the fact that there are 
some 70 or so prizes to be won this issue! 

While we're on the subject of Freescapc, the 3D system 
emplcyed by Incentive on the phenomenally successful Dark 
Side and its predecessor Driller (the editor's favourite), details 
are beginning to emerge of the third game to employ the sys- 
•em. It's called Total Eclipse, it's set in Egypt and according to 
Ian Andrew we're promised 'wierd hieroglyphics, giant pyra- 
mids and a strange curse' (what, the return of Psycho Pigs?) 
under an ever-darkening s&y The finished product is unveiled - 
or at least demoed - 
at the PC Show. 



Day in the life returns 



One section of AA that 
always generated interest 
was A Day in die Life, and 

we've had many letters won- 
dering whatever happened to 
it. Well, it's back - and that's 
where you come in! 

For the benefit of new or 
amnesiac readers, 'A Day in 
the Life' was a series of arti- 
cles written by readers who 
use their CPC tD Senous - or 
bizarre - ways. President 
Reagan uses one to index his 
one-liners (but he's real tired 
nght now and so cant write); 
President Gorbachev uses it 



to work out his reforms, but 
he's kind of busy too.. 

But what about you? 
What we're after is about 
400-700 of your own well cho- 
sens - and it doesnt have to 
follow the daily diary style, 
Write to Day in the Life, 
Amstrad Action. 4 Queen St, 
Bath, Avon BAi iej. 

Naturally we pay substan- 
tially for any contributions 
we use. 

We prefer both a print-out 
and 5 disk file, but wed 
stretch a point if you ash 
nicely. 



Budget releases 



SJlverbhd, Telecomsoft's budget label, 
have just signed games from the back cat- 
alogues of Mirrorsoft, Palace and Digital 
Integration. The garner at £1.99 on cas- 
sette, are set to appear within the next 
sue months. The Minoreoft games are 
Biggies, Dynamite Dan. Dynamite Dan S 
and Sai Combat while the Palace titles 
are Cauldron, Cauldron 11 and Antrriad. 
Digital Integration's contributions are 
Fighter Pilot and Night Gunner. 

Kixx is a now budget label whose phi- 
losophy (it says here> is quality not quan- 
tity, Their first two titles, out now. are re- 
releases of Gauntlet and Meuoaoss. Both 
cost £2.39 on cassette. Future re releases 
include Ace of Aces. World Games and 
10th Frame. Some originals are also due. 
siarung with Blsckbesrd in October 
/packs/ 

Players have games coming soon: Joe 
Blade S. Thmg and Pvweipiay, a re- 




• Joe Blade is back 



release of Arcana's trivia game. The 
other two are similar in. style to Joe Blade 
- not surprising, since they're by the 
same author, AU three cost £1,99 on cas- 
sette. 



Blue Ribbon have signed a licensing 
deal with Bubble Bus to re-release the:r 
old titles. Wizard's- Lair, DearJisviife and 
Paladin are all £1,99 on cassette. 
Zeppelin Games have rust released 
another game for the CPC, 2088. It's on 
their blue label: £1.99 on tape. And finally 
flattie Valley from Hewson on their Hack 
It label should be out now at £2.99 on 
cassette. 




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robust body • Heavy duty base with strong stobftising suction cups • Eight directional 
control, designed for use for on toe*© or in hand operation. 

Joysticks with buirt in selector connectors will connect straight into Sinclair Spectrum +2, 
+3. allowing the user to play Sinclair /Interface 2 compatible games without the use of 
an a<idifionol interface. These Joysticks wil also control aB other games with the use of 
an interface as per the instructions within the software. 

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First Steps - part two with Richard Monteiro 



Welcome to the AA third birthday num- 
ber (if you think 36 should have been 
the birthday issue, think again and 
then explain why the 21 st century 
begins In 2001: besides, last issue was 
35 mark two!). Three years on and we 
still haven't run out of steam. To cele- 
brate we have a bumper- sized Bar CPM 
containing the second instalment of our 
First Steps series and (below) a review 
of Graduates updated ROM-based 
CPM+ system. 

Wo smw last month how CPM's DIH 
command displays the names of files on 
disk It aiso shows the attributes associ- 
ated with files. Attributes determine 
whether a file is read-only or read and 



write, Hidden files exist which obviously 
don't show when DIR is issued, {CPM 
Plus users can enter DIRSYS to display 
these files. CPM %.% users are stuck 
unless they use STAT (more on this 
later).) 

Advanced DIR 

An advanced version of the CPM Plus 

DBR command exists: the syntax is 
MR [option, option. . ,] : 
It sits on the system, disk and allows files 
to be displayed In a number of ways. 
Listing options tojlow the command and 
are contained Within square brackets 
Options can be used individually or 
strung together when separated by com- 



Option 


Function 


ATT 


Displays attributes. 


DATE 


Shows files with date and time stamp. 


DIR 


Exhibits files with DIR attributes, 


DRIVE 


=ALL parades files on all drives. 


DRIVE 


-(A,B) manifests files on specified drives, 


EXCLUDE 


Exposes unspecified files. 


FULL 


Renders all file information. 


MESSAGE 


Proclaims the names of specified drives. 


ITOSORT 


Unfolds files in any order from disk. 


SO 


Brings to View ail read-only files. 


RW 


Announces read/write files. 


SIZE 


Reveals file size in kilobytes. 


SYS 


Unveils hidden files. 


USER 


v ALL discloses all files in all user areas, 


USER 


-(0,1,2) unfurls files in given users areas. 



fiG&s or spaces, Options can be abbreviat- 
ed to two or oven one character if the 
abbreviation uiiambiguQUSly identifies 
the option. 

So if you wished to display the file 
size of all hidden COM files in users 
areas to 3 in drive B: 
DIR B.JS:M„STfS.OSER«[(l,l,2,3); +Q3K 

(blimey! - edj. Thar/3 an extreme exam- 
ple, but demonstrates DIR's flexibility 
and power. 



Beyond DIR 



CPM doesn't end at DIR. however, There 
are a handful of other in-built commands 
that generally keep disks in check. For 
instance rare filename displays the con- 
tents of the specified file on screen. It is 
used for viewing ASCII tiles. CPM Plus 
users have the option of adding fas to 
the command — TKPE f ilenama PAGE — 
which stops the listing automatically 
after so many lines of text. This allows 
you to read the text and then press any 
key to continue. 

TtfPE can be frustrating lor 2,2 users if 
they are not aware of a few key 
sequences Mi pause the listing before it 
scrolls out of view 
Control -3 pauses the display. 
Control -O, resumes the hating. 
ContEoi-c quits from the listing. 

The term Controls, for instance, 
means press the Control and S keys 
simultaneously. 

To send a file to printer, press 
control -p before issuing the more com- 
mand. Press oont*oi-P a second time to 
stop output to the printer. Note that 
Control -p can be used at any time - 
before cataloguing -a disk, running an 
application or copying files. Its main pur- 
pose is to record what goes on during a 
work session. Remember everything you 
type in will be sent to the printer 



Next month we discover more CPM 
commands and keyboard tricks. 



CPM Plus V2 on ROM 



Graduate Software • £32,50 
6128 or expanded 464/664 



Placing the CPM+ operating system on rom is no small feat: 
adding to CPM's core commands is even more impressive. Yet 
Derby-dwellers Graduate managed this back in April (reviewed 
AA32), At the time we hailed its appearance as the best thing 
that could happen to CPM, and couldn't imagine anything better 
mg it Only Graduate's strive for perfection has resulted in CPM 
Plus version 2 on ROM. It's here and it's hot. 

So what does all tins 'CPM Plus on ROM' business entail any- 
way? Well, for u start you need a rornboard The best - but also 
Ox most expensive (£34.95) - comes from the stables Of RombO 
Productions (• 0506 39046} Not surprisingly this board is called 
Rc-mbo. Doubtless you'll be able to pick up other boards for 
around CIS if you look. Romboards accept Bk and 16k epioms - 



these are 28-leqged chips - which act like readonly memory. So 
plugging in the two roms that Graduate's modified CPM comes 
on gives you iiiHlanianeous access to DR = s operating system 461 

and 664 users can upgrade to 61 ?.3's by following the upgrade 
article in AA3Q. 

Vou xnow if the roms are installed correctly, because a mes 

sage ppjclaitaing your name appears - very pr&stigious. Several 
external (or bar) Commands are introduced to the system: 

ICPMVER displays texL reminding you that CPM Plus is Amstrflri's 
and Digital Research's copyright. Version lurmbei and serial 
number are also displayed. 

I name prints your name - just in case you missed it when you 
switched on your CPC. 
I nocpm disables the CPM roms: 

|0 or | ems (not Early Morning Sickness, but close: Early 
Morning Start) powers up CPM Plus. A string parameter may fol- 
low which enables you to boot an application or execute a CPM 
command automatically, For instance, 1 0.'DISCKIT3" would 






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start CPM and execute Disckit (assuming, of course you nave a disk in 

the drive containing a copy of Disckit]. 

I qhelp lists accessory roms. More on these elsewhere. 

iCP allows you to conditionally enter CPM. Inserting a disk displays all 

executable COM files; selecting one of Lhese causes CPM to start along 
with the chosen program, 

CPM extensions 

Like BASIC. CPM lias several in built commands for cataloguing the disk. 
erasing files and so on (D1K. TYPE. TJSF.R etc). Graduate have somehow 
managed to add lu tlte command range and even improve existing 
instruction?, border, for example, lets you change the border colour. 
Similarly ink, paper, mode and pen Changs other sere mi cctotti charac- 
tciiijtica. 




Additions to version 1.71 

New external commands include J NO CPM lor disabling CPM on BOM 
and I OHELP for listing accessory ruins. 

The CPM command set now has SHOW (displays information on 
disk drives attached to the computer), DATE (for viewing system date 
and time), DATE SET (for altering date and time), KDS (activates an 8- 
bit printer port if attached}. ROMCAT (lists all accessory lonis) and 
SIGNON (for Miiahsiag accessory ROMS), 



Standard CPM uses spaces as delunileis between commands - for 
Instance, dir *.cok. The ROM'd version accepts commas as the rtetim 
iters: dir, *. con, mode, a and so on. Like Basic, Graduate's CPM com- 
mands can be chained together. CPM requires each iristi notion to bo scp 
arated Joy an exclamation mark (mode 2 (dir *,ocm, say), BASIC ttses the 

Cul0Jl(M3DE 2: IDIR, ,, *.CCM H ), 

Many Of the commands added to CPM arc similar in name and opera- 
tion to BASICS offerings. For instance aw catalogues the dish, border 
changes the border colour, exs clears the screen and mode alters the 
resolution. 



Accessory ROM's 



Not only can CPM he placed on ROM: so too can your favourite CPM 
application 01 utility. Result: instant CPM programs. The drawback, of 
course, is that extra ROM slots are occupied. It would be all too easy to 
fill a romboard with CPM Plus and several accessory ROM's - no bad 

thing considering how well everything works, The accessory ROM 
sent for review contained the public domain file manager NSWEEP and 
an unusual command iyi miming Arnsdos binary programs, When 
complete, the accessory ROM should hold an extra two utilities: a for 
matter and a PCW dusk reader, 

You can catalogue accessory ROM's in much the seme way as a 
disk, and run files in a like manner The advantage is speed: one 
moment you're typing the program name, the next you're staring at the 
application. 

Graduate charge E1S to place CPM programs of your choice on 
ROM. Contact them on » 0332 702993 for details. 




# CPM Pluj initialised from ROM. Bui who's this Review Only chap 

Graduate keep referring to? 



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WIN FREE GRADUATE GOODIES! 

Are we mad? Are Gtaduate mad? Graduate, nice chaps that they are, 
have decided to give away a fabulous copy of CPM on ROM and 10 
vouchers worth £5 off any of their product to AA readers. That 
means you! 

All you have to do is scribble your name on the back of an enve- 
lope of postcard and address it to Uichajid Monteira $ B$r CPM on 
ROM, Amstrad Action, 4 Queen Street, Bath. BAt 1EJ. Sometime 
next month Steve will dip his greasy paw into Pat's even greasier 
competition sack and pull out the lucky winners' entries. 



Other commands actually replace transient program? found on the sys- 
tem disk; language changes the character set. palette assigns colours 
to ink pots, seti^t sends commands to the printer ff you calculate the 
total amount of disk space saved by having these extra commands avail 
able from CPM, it comes to over 70K. 

So what's it iike in operation? Remarkable, it's so last and friendly that 
you have a hard job believing you're working under the CPM operating 
system at aU, No software vve tested complamod about the modified sys 
tern. CPM doesn't have to be -grtuoun 

Go on, treat yourself. 



Legal ROM's 



Send graduate your original CPM Plus system disk along with £32.50 
and they give- you two ROM's in exchange. So why your original disk? 
Simply to protect, yourself and Graduate, The ROMs you receive have 
the seriai number of your system d:sk, together with your name and 
address, included in the ROM code (these oetails appear when you 
switch the computer on). 

This way you won't feel too happy about handing wi copies. 
Similarly Graduate can claim that they aren't actually selling copies of 
CPM Plus on ROM. rather they are providing a service to transfer your 
disk-based CPM system onto ROM. 



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GOOD HEWS 

CPM available immediately. 
Extra instructions added to 
system. 

Compatible with all CPM soft- 
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BAD NEWS 

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PD news 



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United Amstrad User Group) 
have just announced a doubling 
in si2e of their CPC public 
domain library. 

The library now contains 
over four megabytes of program 
with new product in the 
pipeline, 

UAUG publishes a bi-month- 
ly magazine containing all 
things CPC and provides free 
access to their PD library, 
crammed with CPM goodies, for 
£5 per year. 

For further information write 
to UAUG, 1 Magnolia Close. 



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Gary Carter o 0329 281324. 

COS PD 

Clockwork Orange Software - 
nice name! - {COS) of Runcom, 
Cheshire, have just started up a 
PD library, containing both CFM 
and Amsdos software. 

Membership to the club is 
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Information; Clockwork 

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THE AA COVE 



Dizzy, AJte 




Thos* wonderful people Phillip and 
Andrew Olivet {we inter in?/.' 
fiiem test month you sonciy ha 
forgotten &heady?} have bsen work- 
ing round the cJoC* to bring yon 3 
novel variation on a classic game. 

For the benefit of those of you 
who never got acquainted with this 
hilarious classic, here's an introduc- 
tion. 




potion and the 





The Hero 



You play Dizzy, a charming lotund creators reminiscent of 
Hunipiy Dumpty A guy with giite, intelligence and a strange 
penchant for picking up and dropping objects. 



The Villain 

Your adversary is Zax, a really devious opponent. He's an evil 
sorcer bi. How evil? Well he'd conjure up rain on a Sunday after- 
noon to spoil the cricket. 

The Quest 

Dealing with Sax won't be at all easy though, Forget all your 
conventional weapons - hlatifls. firearms, bombs etc. The spell 

caster can't be defeated without the 
Avawiffovee" magical potion which 
you have to brew. (Footnote; the 
potion hag the side effect of curing 
athlete's foot, although personally 1 
reckon that's just en old wives' tale, ) 

It's not any old potion. 
Scattered throughout the screens that 
comprise Dizzy's world are various 
components of the ultimate weapon 



it at enables you to complete the game Make tire petit 
guest is complete. 

How special is special? 

'Special', we hear you BSX; "How special is special?" Well, rather 
than changing a Taw rooms around, altering a few puzzles and 
the odd sprite, the Oliver twins have spent a great deal of time 
and effort adding various messages and even some extra graph- 
ics- V*'- fc , m t t 1 1 \\ 

There can be little 
doubt that true edition, 
unique to AA, offers 
even mure incentive lor 
you to coinplvtu whai 
was already a hugely 
enjoyable game Hopfi 
you en toy it as much as 
we do (htivea'i Ssughed 
so much since Pal Lried 
to mend our 464 j. 










Control Keys 


Keys 


Joystick 


Action 


SPACE 


Fire 


Start game 


Z 


Left 


Left 


X 


Right 


Right 


SPACE 


Up 


Jump 


ENTER 


Fire 


Pick up/ 
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Programmed in Basic h 'Micro' lets 
you enter assembly listings mto 
the computer. These listings are 
directly replaceable for machine 
code, the language the 230 chip in 
the AmsUad understands. 

If you've been following First 
Bytes, our machine code course, 
you may appreciate just how frus- 
trating assembling code by hand 
can be. 

This program takes some of 
the sting out of using the language - although that's not to 
say that learning machine code becomes much easier! 

For more on the use oi the assembler see First Bytes i & 
this issue. 



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Smart H 



Robert Buckley London 



This an package appeared in Typeir.s 
in AA29, and all this time later weYe sul) 
getting letters asking for more of the 
same. So Smart has now been upgraded 
And we think you'll agree ih&l fur a pro- 
gram written mostly in Basic, it's pretty 
impressive 

For one thing, virtually all controls 
are earned out with a joystick (it's a joy- 
stick, only program). For another, it 
works with all CFC's, on disk and tape 
it uses pull down menus to select fea- 
tures, and these cover the art area, 
which is put back as it was before the 
menus appear 

Joystick movement is 'intelligent : the 
pointer starts mowing slowly, but accel- 
erates the iotigu: you keep going in a 
given direction So control te last and 
accurate. 

Smart D ts fairly conventional First 
come 1 the tine drawing commands 
which produce outlines on the screen 
These are draw (allows freehand draw- 
ing and single pixel selection), line, box, 
circle {can handle ellipses)*, shape (draw 
any polygon) and spray can 

Selecting which oi the 16 inks to use 
is very Simple. Using the palette option, 
the inks can all be selected at thv touch 
of a button Changing the actual pen 
colour is accomplished in a similar man- 
ner, And there's twe lino thicknesses, 

Mistakes can be reset to the paper 
colour - in effect, erased. This is a bit 
too hefty for line alterations, so a zoom 
:" juctiun is available under edit. 

Block operations are here - reflec- 
tion in the x and y axes, and copy. The 
size of the area to bo copied is under 
your control' bu: remember, the larger 
the area the longer it takes. 

Loading and saving are available, 
and the computer can wipe the screen 
dear if you've really messed up. 



You've seen Pat's aot*vexy*impreS' 
sive attempt (right): now it's your 
turn I We want your own woik. 
using Smart tf, on disk or tape. Send 
it today to: The Look AA. 4 Queen 
St, Bath, Avon BA1 1EJ. (Plaster 
everything with your name and 
address: we cant be responsible for 
anything not so marked ) 



Tape to disk? No worries! 



Dizzy - The Special Edition is a cinch to put on disk. Simply press the s key just 
before the game finishes loading, and it automatically saves a copy onto disk I 
Around 61 K should be enough. 

To help you to get the utilities onto disk, we (well. Gary really) has put a pro- 
gram onto the end of the tape. All you have to do is type rdn h c*©xsk,bin (press 
play on the tape until it has loaded, and then rewind and replay the tape). The 
program now automatically loads all the utilities and help files, and saves them 
onto disk. On this side about 38K of disk space should suffice. 



It's free - but is it any good? 

Surely this here art designer can't be much good? You'd be surprised - Pat 
McDonald finds a suitable case for treatment 

Lets get down una draw something- (You may think this is a 
waste of time, but what if we tell you that you could win £20 and 
get it into The Look's art gallery ?) 

• Begin by drawing the outline. What you're looking for is the 
boundaries between sharply contrasting areas of colour. The raw 
drawing commands are very good at thi3, with the circle com- 
mand especially useful for ellipses and partial curves. As this is a 
desert landscape, let's put a pyramid in Other features are a lake, 
road and a helicopter- (The helicopter i& an excuse lor the per- 
spective, which places the viewer hundreds of fleet in the air.) 

# Tlus next bit. cleaning up. is tiddly. You have to take all the 
superfluous edges and lines on the screen and get rid of them. 
Either use the mase function (fast but clumsy) or edit (slow hut 
sure). 

Once you finish this - and it's worthwhile spending time get- 
ting it just right - you can block-fill the major areas of colour, 
Killing the pyramid shadow, the sun and the dark sand takes time, 
and it's a good idea to make periodic saves, just in case the fill 
command goes manic. 

• Now we reach the fun bit, where we embellish the partially 
comoleted screen The spray can comes into its own at this stage, 
and the free hand drawing/dot function and zoom function help 
considerably 

The helicopter and :ake are good examples of small detail 
Both were drawn roughly, then finished with the zoomvadu 
option. Notice the black dot near the sun? That was a mistake I 
decided to leave in - it gives the .rr.pression oi a nigh flying bud. 
(Ok so that s what it is - ed.) 

# Sr> now ynn nave a finished picture Or do you' This stage can 
be the most frustrating, because as a rule a picture is most vulner- 
able just prior to completion. Lots oi saves 
and lo&ds are a gogd idea. The tricky parts 
arc deciding on the location of highlights 
and shadows (especially on rounded or irruy 
ular shapes] and similar tiny details I find 
it's difficult getting the grip right on a hand. 

Getting the job done was a bit of a pig 
because of the shadow on the pyramid 
which bisected the road, and meant the road 
was two different colours. Time to reach for 





Finished! Ill start (he bidding at 
£50.000.- Do I hear £60.000? (no - cd.) 



the spray can and freer land options again. 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



is three: help us celebrate! 




CAN it really be three whole years 
since AA began? Hard to believe, 
we know, but it's true - we checked 
So we thought we'd invite you - 
without whom, after all, none of this 
would have been possible - to help 
us celebrate. 

OUR first prize is a heap of hard- 
ware that would make your comput- 
ing life infinitely more exciting: 

• A KDS second disk drive (worth 
£150} that runs 5.25 inch - Le. 
cheap- disks: 

• A 'Designer' modem package 
from Modem Marketing that 
includes a CPC interface and 
Axis suit ware (you may recall us 
raving about it in AA33J - worth 
in total about £175; 

• A full year's subscription to 
Micronct worth £80 (reviewed in 
AA35); 

• And last but not least a full year's 
subscription to Microti nk worth 
£75. 

ALL in all you couldn't buy this little 
lot for anything undeT 450 big ones. 
And pretty soon one of you lucky 




people is going to be waking up to 
one very overloaded postman 1 

BUT that's not all! We have some 
rather useful consolation prizes too. 
KDS [yes, them again) have also put 
at our disposal: 

• A CPC serial interface (retail 
value £50); 

• A Romboard (£25); 

• And an 8 -bit printer port (£20) 

• EVEN Future Publishing have 
pushed the boat out a bit, offering 
not one, not ten. not even 20 but 
36 - as in 36 issues completed - of 
the exclusive and as yet other- 
wise unobtainable Amstrad 
Action teeshirts We cant for obvi- 
ous reasons promise such a gar- 
ment will look as good as you as it 
does on the delectable Sharon, 
but with so many teeshirts on 
offer your chances of winning 
have to he pretty good, don't 
they? 

ALL you have to do to mn a second 
disk drive and the modem*plus-trim- 
mings or one of our ria/.tms of conso- 
lation prizes is to answer our Not 
Completely Serious Quiz. It can't be 
too difficult, because even the editor 
managed to answer some of the 
questions! (I did?- edj 




SO get cracking why don't you? Put 
your answers on a postcard or the 
back of an envelope (NO LETTERS 
OPENED!) more or less as we've 
done - but don't put your name as 
Leopold Bloom (unless it happens to 
be Leopold Bloom) Indicate 
whether you'd like a medium or an 
extra large teeshirt (if in doubt we 
recommend the extra large). 




1. WHICH of the following is a 
word processor; 

a. Space Invaders 

b. Pro text 

c. Advanced Art Studio? 

2.WH AT was Mastergame in 
AA34? 

a. Psycho Pigs UXB 

b. Outrun 

C. Dark Side? 

3. DUE to editorial incompetence, 
which AA never "appeared? 
a,AA\ 
b. 4/4999 
C. /U36? 



BUT if you think we'd be daft 
enough to supply you with the 
correct answers you don't 
deserve to win 
anything! 



Ttm competition flam on 31 October 1MB. XM I 
art op*n w Atnplayra. or itliliwi of Future (mmy 
mum). 



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BEGINNERS 



Many commands in Basic arc controlled 
by operands - number* that ooiue after 
the commands themselves, describing 
precisely how your CPC performs the 
casks it's Luld to do. 

Lets look a Utile closer at operands. 
We know already that we can use vari- 
ables as operands. That's because vari- 
ables, as we've seen, are words that 
stand in for numbers. The tine 
*=80:b=120;PljQT a,b 

means the same as puot 30,120 
because a stands in for the number 80 
and b stands :n lor the number 1 20. 
Remember how we used print to 

display the values of variables' Type in 

-his program; 

10 a- 50 

20 PRINT A 

30 PSUHT a+10 

40 b-40: PRINT a+b 

Now bum it and you get a list ol numbers 
runrkf.o; down the screen. The first of 
these uomes from print a in. line 20. The 
numoer is 50. because that's the value of 
a. The second number, 50. comes from 
priht a+10 in line 30. Since a has a value 
of B0, a+10, naturally enough, lias the 
value of 60 and that's what the print 
command displays. 

The other -.wo numbers speak foi 
themselves. Satisfy yourself that you 
•jndaistand why Lhose values are printed. 
then type this next piogiam m - not for- 
getting to new the previous one lust. 
10 a=95;b=140 
20 MWE a,b, 1 
30 DRAW a.b+80,1 
40 DRAW a+5O,b430,l 
50 DRAW a+50.b. 1 
60 DRAW a.b. 1 

When you now it what happens? 
That's right, a rectangle. The variables a 
and b determine whete the rectangle 
goes on the screen, so you can put it 
somewhere else just by substituting a 



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new Lntr. Try it now - jus|. type 
10 a~470:b~10 

or something like it. The rectangle is stall 
the same shape but it's drawn some- 
where else altogether, 

We've seen variables do Uus sort d! 
thing before, allowing us to change the 
effect of a program in some way without 
having lo aker every line of it. Notice 
huw aL the mjve and draw ooorduiateB 
depend on the values of a and b. It's fine 
to use '.ainyi like a+so as the operand of 
a command your CPC simply looks up 
the value of ■ adds 50 to it. and uses the 
answer as an operand in the normal way. 

More on variables 

The whole point of a variable is that you 
can vary it - change us value, in other 
words. To do this you use an assignment, 
like a=40 or «*»S7l So far this is the only 
kind of assignment we've men: variable 
uiimc-numbsr 

But there's more to them than that. 
Instead of a number after the - you can 
use a vaiiable or expression Try this: 
10 a=90 
20 b=* 
30 PRINT b 
40 c^>+20 
50' PRINT e 



Not very much maths at all, honest 

When you have something like a+S0 or a+b-10 we call it an arithrnerjcsJ expression. 
or just expression for short. Youve already met expressions in the square -digging 
program in las* month s Absolute beginners. 

If you always thought computer pioyiairranng was all about maths, dont worry. U 
isnt. A little simple arithmetic can come m handy, but it's hardly terrifying Wevo 
already just seen adding and subtracting in the expressions just given, and theyie 
nothing to be too frightened of arc they? 

Multiplying and dividing aie almost as simple, apart from one slight snag: 

Where's the keys? Well instead of x for multiply you use * and instead ol + you use / 
(same key as the question mark). Type this ono in and boh it: 

10 a?=2Q:i7*4-ts=5 

20 PRINT "Multiplication" 

30 PRINT a*b 

40 PRINT a*c 

30 PRIKT'"Diwiai(Xi" 

€0 PRINT a/b 

70 PRIHT a/c 

Notice how your CPC does all the work; it has a kind of built-in calculator (we 
should be so lucky!) that docs your number-crunching for you, so all you've got to do 



The assignment in line 10 sets the value 
of a to 90. The assignment ui line 20 

makes the value of b the same as that of 
a - 90, in other words - so that's the 
value that gets printed out by line 30. 
Line 40 works in a similar way, making c 
equal to the value of b plus 20. Yoi: can 
see itfs worked by the value printed in 
line SO. 

That's all very well. buL the next sec- 
tion takes assignments a whole lot fui- 
thoi Type and run this 
10 a-55 
20 PRINT a 
30 a=a+10 
40 PRINT a 
50 aoa+10 
60 PRINT a 

The alignments in lines 30 and 50 are a 
little different from what we've seen 
before The new value that each of these 
assignments gives a depends on the 
value of a up to that point. As you can 
see from the numbers printed out by the 
program, a lias a different value at each 
of lines 20, 40 and 60 Even though the 
assignments in lines 30 and 50 are identi- 
cal, they dont give a the same value. 

Each of the *=*+io assignments 
increases a by 10. This is not a proper 
equation in ordinary maths, but Basic 
takes a=a+io to mean ta/ce (he current 
value of a. add 10 io j'i and make thai tne 
new value of n. This idea of using the old 
value of a variable to make its new value 
can come in very handy indeed. 

Loops again 

Lets look at a program using this idea. 

Type and run: 

10 a=l 

20 FOR b=i to 20 

30 a=a*2 

40 PRINT a 

50 KEXT b 

The numbers it prints aie powers ol 2. 
Line 30 doubles the value of a each tune, 

and line 40 puts the new value on screen. 
We don't actually use the loop variable b 
.n this process it's jusr. there to make 
sure the CPC runs through the for-hext 
loop the right number at times 



ffext month we go even loopicr. and 
then consider the print command. 



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Disk drives 

In AA30 you published a very interesting step-by-step conversion of a 464 to a 6128, 
The only problem is the cost of the DDI-1 disk drive, £15335 Is it possible to make a 
DDE 1 oneself? Tve seen an article snowing how to snake a second disk drive. Obviously 
there is some difference, though, with interfacing the disk drive to a 464. Is there any 
way for an individual to make a DDI-1? 
D Harper. Gloucester 

It is certainly necessary to have an interface to phig a disk drive into a 464. Such an 
interface is included in the price of a DDI-1, As for making a replica, well that is possi- 
ble. You would also have tohuy the disk ROM, codeAM40Ol5, from CPC tiK>ugh. 

Come to think of it. if any hardware people out there have projects for DDI-1 inter- 
faces and memory upgrades, send them in to Soldering On. Who knows, the 464 only 
syndrome may lade away, with programs developed solely for disk/'128k memories'. 



Bugged until hacked 

I nave? recently bought US Gold's Killed 
Hhtfi Dead. Alter loading the Hacker pro- 
gram, I med running it and got the usual 
message and a READY message. 1 tried 
iisuig (he program, and got 

28532 1* your school ties 

Why? 
Benjamin Fall, Farehpm 

Toe cade in the program probably con- 
tains this message. When the operating 
system regains control this code is then 
-interpreted as the above Basic snippet. 



Dim view 

I own a 464 with a colour monitor. Until 
the monitor gets warmed up - which 
takes about two hours - everything is 
dark. Even then you sol) can t see all the 
detail Are all colour monitors like this, or 
is something wrong with mine? 
M Lindley, Dewsbury 

Our sereenshots are taken on a CTMB40 
So your monitor is definitely below stan- 
dard. I hope your machine is sun under 
guarantee: otherwise you'll be paying for 

a repair job, 

Quest for the answer 

1 noticed this Question in Problem Attic 
(AA34) from Daniel Williams from 

Orpington : Can the 40025 ROM chip oper- 
ate on a ROM board7 Wdl, I have a 6428 
aftd 1 m interested in using the 4£4 KQM 
(40009) in a similar way on a ROM board (1 
have a Rombo}. 

I understand that you can't have two 
ROM zeroes at the same time, so if I 
plugged in the 454 ROM into ROM socke: 
zero on the ROM board and attached a 



switch to the internal 6128 ROM. could I 
then choose 464 mode by switching off 
The 6128 ROM with the switch and tinn- 
ing on the 4fi4 ROM with the dipswitch on 
the ROM board? Would the 464 ROM ini- 
tialise? 
If that lot sounds OK then:- 

1) Which leg do 1 connect the switch to 
on the internal 6128 ROM? 

2) How much would a 464 ROM cos: 

3) Where do I get it from? 

I also have Jtodes on ROM but no five-and- 
a quarter inch disk drive so:- 

1) Could you recommend a hve-and-a- 
quaxtei inch disk drive that offers full 
capacity under the excellent Rodos operat- 
ing system? (One that 1 don't have to do 
anything to, apart from plugging it in ) 

2} Could Rodos handle a dual, double 
sided and double density five-and-a-qu al- 
ter inch disk drive Cumana drive? i have 
seen one m a department store for £89, 
but it has a BBC connector. 
N Andrew, Newbury 



Return or bust 

In AA&f> there was a program called 
Dart Scoreboard. When fd typed in the 
1,530 lined program all I got was the 
prompt Ready. 
Kevin Pool, Wembley 

J regret that the last program line was 
missed off the listing. It was: 

1540 RETCRK 



The problem will! using a ROM board is 
that the 4O025 is a 32K chip, split into 
lower and upper halves. This is non-stan- 
dard, and so you cannot plug the 40035 
into a EOM board to start with, or any 
other operating system ROM. 



That said, you can have both the 6128 
and 464 (at 664) ROM's available at the 
flick of a switch, A full prefect for this has 
been sent to Soldering on. and should 
appear before loo long. So the long and 
short of ii is:- Pin 28 is used on both 
devices to enable/disable the chips. A lit- 
tle extra circuitry is required though ro 
ensure that both ROM's cannot be 
switched on at the same time, which 
could result in permanent damage. 

Also, it would be necessary to reset 
the entire machine to initialize the EOM 
However, the main advantage of such a 
system j,<r total software compatibility. 

The CPC 464 ROM costs £35-92 fro m 
CPC Ltd. it 0772 555034. 194-200 North 
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Graphics help 

When I type in the fruiter itanp rou- 
tine from AA35 1 get the message 
Syntax Error in 90. 1 have typed in 

the line correctly, so what \s wrong? 1 

have a 612B, 

M J Foster, Heywood 

For an explanation see The Ijook, our 
graphics' series beginning this month. 



Non comprendez 

After reading the CPC CPC link article in 
AA30 1 was confused. Why arc connec- 
tions made to the common pins and 
ground? What is it that changes the 

potential of some part of the set-up to nee 
cessitaie the use of diod&S? Is thp cause 
controllable by software? 
C Dunn, Doncaster 

The diode/ground combination is used 
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rion goes to the right joystick port . 
Certain pin signals arc used on both joy- 
sticks, and so the diodes stop the signals 
'jumping 1 to the other joystick 

The cause is controllable by software 
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or other half of the parallel connection. 



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FIRST BYTES 




Microassembler assistance with Richard Monteiro 



This months Fiist Bytes is devoted to 
explaining how Micm Assembler (MA} 
woiks. Many thanks to Des Daly Tor all 
his bard wot& hi writing it. 

ftfs written is Basic which means bits 
can be added indeed, that's the idea. 
But not without your help If you have 
any hints on improving Des's program, 
don't Keep them secret: send Lhem in! 



Get going! 



Insert the cassette, side two face up. into 
the uassetlu deck and type hum 
■ASMBPBOG.aAS" followed by <returo>. 
Ones the program is loaded you are pre- 
sented with a menu 

(1} Assemble source code 
(2} Di3&£3*nfel* cod& 

Here is a quick guirifi round the sys- 
tem Pi ess 1 and mt Return. A prompt of 

the form Location where Hie suuxcy code 
is to be assembled to' appears, Enter 



6BOD0 < return^. The demonstration 
assembler program held in memory now 
starts to assemble, liventually and is dis- 
played- At this instance press a key and 

you ;are taker. back to the mam menu. 

To check that the prog tain actually 
has assembled press 1 <rcturn> and 
answer £8000 <Xftoa*n> to the 'Address to 
start address for disassembly' question. 
Machine code numbers and their assem- 
bler equivalents appear. Press a key 
when you've had enough. 

Now check to see il the program 
works Press <eso twice so you get 
Basic's Ready prompt Type CALL 48000 
<retmra>. Three* zeros appear. Mot exact 
ly mind blowing material, admitted jy. but 
it proves the system wotka. 

Entering source code 

If you load MA and type list <relurn>, 
you sen that the firsx few line numbers 



V/liat comes next hasn't been cohered in Bytes yet, and won't ne foi soms time, so 
don t wotiy U il seems double dutch- This is hero /or mare advanced users wishing 
to know nil MA's ieatuies. 

Symbolic constants and labels are possfoJe with MA: 



Another example might be ; 
10 ' ,*dr EF00 
20 *ld a (-[adr) 

A similar technique is employed (or 
using labels 
10 ' [loop dec h 
20 ' Id »-e 

30 'Cpb 

40 'JEtlZ -HOOp 

50 ret 
60 end 



• space 


• full stop 


10 ' 


.txt BB5A 


• 


no & sign 

• address 



dash symbol 

20 'call -[txt 



| square bracket 



Reminders too 



Kemaik# can be placed in the source code -and work in much the same way as 
Basic's REM instructions - by using the semi-colon (;) after the apostrophe {'): 
10 ' ;this loads HL with 10 

20 Id ia-io 

Reminders cannot be placed on the same line as mnemonics. 

Most Z80 instructions are supported, but there are particular batches of impor- 
tant instructions that have been mysteriously left out. For instance, all logical 
instructions - icor, cw, and - are missing So loo are all index register operations 
(DC and i¥), bit manipulators (bit and res), block instructions [idir, ledr. udd 
etc), port addressing (in and COT) and interrupt handling. You will be OK without 
these for the lime being. First Bytes will be adding the rest of the commands in 
the form of a hurt basic routines. 



Summary 



Source code . entered into Basic 
lines. 

Each line msist start with an apos- 
trophe. 

Mo spaces allowed between the 
apostrophe and the first assembler 
mnemonic. 

Opcode and address must be split 
iiy a dash - and not a comma, 
Symbolic const-ints start with a full 
stop. A dash and left square btack 
et used to refer m these constants. 
Hermnders can be placed in the 
source by rising a semi colon. 
Most assembler opcodes present. 
Logical instructions, index regis- 
tens, bit operations, the stack point- 
er, block move commands, IN /OUT 
instructions aren't present and coi 
ther are interrupt commands 



look something like 

10 "id d-100, 20 ■call-fprnt, 30 

1 Id d-10 

and so on Any line that has an abbrevi- 
ated KEM statement as its first charac 
tei is taken to be a hue of assembly 
source. Des'S program starts at line 2000 
#nrj continues through to 37 so. 

Source code is filtered using noanal 
Basic statements 



• line number 

• space 



REM slalement 



10 'Id a-78 



address or data 



• opcode 



delimiter 



Kot#> there is no space between Lie REM 
statement and the first chaiacte: of the 
first command. Spaces cause errors - 
take care. Ensure that all assembly 
instructions are emered in lower case: 
fadure &o do so results in errors. 

MutiL assemblers use commas to dif- 
ferentiate between opcode and numeric 
data or address - LD A,2?, for instenftft. 
Not MA. unfortunately. Instead it uses 
the dash or minus sign (-). Hence a typi- 
cal line of MD source would looii much 
like 10 'a-2"J This is obviously confus- 
ing to the novice so we shall supply un 
MA patch routine next month. 

Numbers, which can signify either 
data or a memory address, can be 
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mal. Hex numbers simply start with an & 
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way of doing things. Last issue we dis- 
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retrieving vlues horn, memory, roi 
instance, ix> a. (2341) and id (2341} , a. 
The same is achieved in MA as follows: 
10 'Id a i-2341) and 10 Id (-2341) 



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■ The stop perforation may bo turned on 

by inserting a printer command call 
wherever a new page is required. The 
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number of lines ;o be skipped. 21 t"' r 
can be used to set the page length in 
hnes [ ilio value of ki). 
J G Robertson, Sheffield 

■ I Lhirik the difficulty lies not so much m 

the individual make of printer, but with a 
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■ I, a computer illiterate, am try.ng to use Psmext and Mini Office 17 I was very 
interested to read the article in AA32 concerning the transfer of files created on 
Pretext to Office or vice versa using Ascii format. I though L Ehe instructions were 
straightforward enough Alas no matter whether I created a file in program mode in 
Pretext or a Standard Ascii file in Office I could not get them ty load into the other, 
always getting the error message ril* not found. 

What am 1 douig wrong' Does the blank disk need to be formatted in another for- 
mat othei Llunidaca? 
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■ At the moment l have a file of approximately 200 namos and addresses held on 
the database in MM Office U. I am considering buying Pretext Filer, as I already use 
Protext in preference to the word- processor on Of/ice Unfortunately 1 have been 
unable U> load my present file into jProiexi. Can It be done? 

J D Ryan, Ilkley 

We've had a Fair 'ew er.rj'.iirics about this transfer business. So here's the unexpur- 
gated memotis ot an ex-owner of Mini Office JT. 

The main problem is ihsi Office insists on putting its own extensions on tiles. So 
WOrdprocessQis have . TXT after the filo name, database files have .DB£ r and so on. 

The correct procedure tram Pretext W Office is to load in the file, put it into pro - 
gram mode, and then save it with the relevant extension. Voir do not need a special- 
ly formatted or blank disk - merely one with enough free space. 

Loading worbpiocessoi/datahase files into Pretext is slightly more complicated. 
The problem is that, although these files do contain Ascii characters, they also con- 
Lain control codes for setting up the file These can he mistaken for an endof-file 
message This ends file loading prematurely. So it may be necessary to break down 
a file's lengtn into small ell unity. 

Again, as AA32 stated, do remember ro set t.h& Office word processor to Ascii. 
This is achieved through trie load/save menus. 

Another point to bear in mind is thai Frotext does hire taking its time when load- 
ing a file, often more than a minute for 12K efforts. And it seems to process them to 
halve their length, although all the data is (usually) there. 



Customize Program and choose the page 
layout line. The first option refers to the 
number of lines per page, t find that 55 
lines, single spaced and without page 
numbering wit! fill a page of A4. Enter 65 
M this &•( line, then simply [mi 
RETOittf to skip each line after that. 

Secondly, go to the Printer Control 
chaiactara line, Here use one ol the 
blank control letters, say P. Press P and 
enter the codes, each followed by 
heturk: 27 67 70, This inserts them into 
the table. (The 70 means 70 character 
lines, the length of a sheet of A4.) 

It's necessary to save Tat" word to pre- 
serve the changes. Having done that, put 
a single sheet of paper in the printer and 
switch on. 

With the editor sateen blank, write 
your new printer character in the normal 
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The sheet goes through the printer 
unmarked. Remove it, line up your con- 
tinuous paper and load your files for 
printing. 

Don't switch off the primer or youli 
have to re-submit the control code. 

This may all seem a bit of a chore, but 
most of it only has to be done once. 
When the routine has been run the print- 
er regards A4 as the standard length. 

I want some advice now on my own 
problem. I am happy enough with 
Tasword 6128, but I am beginning to 
bump into its limitations, particularly 
with regard to speed, The longer the hie, 
the slower it gets. I was working on a 
story of B„5Q0 words. It takes about a 
minute to go from one end of the text to 
the other, This is irritating when it comes 
to the revision and editing stage, when 
there is a lot of to-ing andfro-uig. 

Clearly, the answer is to go for 
Pretext on ROM. My problem is where to 
put it. 1 only have a small desk, and this 
is filled with the keyboard, moniioi, print- 
er and second drive. 

I was wondering if 1 could xaise the 
monitor on a suitable support and put the 
ROM box underneath. Does anyone make 
anything like this? And will 1 be exposing 
the ROM's to any electromagnetic nasties 
by pulling them directly under the moni- 
tor? 1 would hate to wipe out expensive 
equipment just by switching on! 
Stuart Falconer, Newcastle 

To aff lijose who wrote to to help: 
THANKS, YOU CAN STOP NOW. On the 
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AA IS THREE! 




the first three years 



A lightning tour of the many highs - and the occasional low - of three years 
of AA. Rather than say nice things about ourselves, ho we vex (such bad taste, 
don't you think?), we invited a reader, Andrew Perry - occasional contributor 
to The Pilgrim - to say nice things about us instead. 



1 Oct 85: Excellent 
mega big first issue: 
The Mould Breaking 
magazine from Future 
Publishing: Power 
packed reviews 
each month on the 
amazing CPC 464 
and 664'. Other 
magazines pale 
into Liisigmf] 
cance set against 130 
reviews, and all for a 
pound. Wow 1 

2 Nov 85: The ed. Fete Connor, tries to 
make out that the now infamous 'WROD- 
PROCESSOR 1 mistake was deliberate. 





miserly 



Which wrod 
processor 



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3 Dec 85: Toot got* hit own stnp, Quality 
improves, but it. coultint really get any 
worse, could it? (Any. mom of that and 
you're out. Peay - tKf.J 

4 Christmas /Jan 86; first cover cassette 
Too much seasonnl festivities in 
the office, as Reaction runs to 
eight pages! 

5 Feb 86: Best cover yet. 
Stig&rniein's debut. 

6 Mar 86: More COlOUI than 
ever before - a result of the 
'office move to the 'glam- 
orous' setting at The Old 
Bam? There's a new t ; 
arrival: Andy Wilton, f/ —- 
Technical Editor. 

7 Apr 66: Educational software special, 
and thanks to the Ittte mega tips I finally 
manage to dock at a space station. 

8 May B6: Another cover cassette. The 
editor. Pete Connor, leaver The end of 
life as we know it? 

9 Jun 86: Though he left last 
issue. Pete Connor appears 
to do more in this issue than 
ever before. The style s hi Its 
a little towards a more 
"mature 1 image. 
96: Matt Nicholson, new ed. 
Best laid out issue so fat. and 
first, and as yet only time, an adventure 
game - Heavy on the Magick - is 
Wosteigame. 

It Aug 86; Final Hi-Scores - almost 
everyone was making up the scores, and 
trying to find out how naive Che AA staff 







10 Jul 

arrives. 



really were. Layout continues to 
improve 

12 Sep HS. French special first 
birthday. 

13 Oct 86: Lovable white any c 
ers replaced by trendy pho- 
tographs. Bob Wade's 
promoted from Software 
Editor to Deputy Editor 
is it because he was 
shown you could use 
ihe keyboard as well as a toys tic t 
A Production Editor. Jim Nagel, arrives 

14 Nov 86: Edjtw Matt Nicholson leaves, 
and in comes Jim Nuget - talk about 
rapid promotion 1 Sum of A Day in the 
Life, beginning with a look behind the 
scene at A A GHO, The Old Barn itself. 

15 Dec 86: New regular feature called 
Hot Ttps. Depature of Andy Wilton and 
arrival of Tech Ed Richard Monte iro. 

16 Christmas/Jan 87: Cover cassette 
which for a change doesn't ruin the cover 
when you cake it off 

17 Feb B7: Jim Nagel returns to 
Production Editor. In his place comes 
games player supreme. Boh Wade. All 
this work editing and piny 'testing games 
takes its toll and Star-girder is made the 

months Masteigartrefyuk!). 

18 Mar 87: Drastic cut in the 
number of cartoons, new rating 
system in Action Test and 
restyled Pilgrim, whose cowl was 
beginning to look a little 
ragged Round up of all 
available word-pmces- /^TjJ 
sors (or wrod proces- 
sors), the most informa- 
tive piece so far. 
20 May 87: Worst covci 
ever - sacrilegious mis- 
treatment of a CFC. 
21 Jun 87: Price rises 
to £125. AA moves 
otlices to Bath. Best 
cover ever, 

23 Aug 87: New regular 
column called 
Words Work. Small Ads 
begin. Results of latest . 
AA questionnaire. / " 

24 Sep 87: 2nd birthday 
Toot returns? with a 
vengeance to celebrate. 
Much staff upheaval. Out 
goes Art ed, Trevor 
Gilbam, and in comes 
Ollie Aiderton, Jim 
Nagel leaves as well. 



some- 



start 



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(Do they Know 
thmgwedccL 

25 Oct 87: Hew 
wntcr, Gary Barrett. 

26 Nov 87. Midi music 
special For trie first time 
no A A Raves 

28 Christmas/ Jan 38: Now traditional 
seasonal cover cassette, and %.™jfy tra- 
ditional seasonal torn cover First edition 
of the PUgs Rod and Staff Monthly, free 
to all followers of the straight and narrow 
path (who buy AA). 

29 Feb 88: Cover blurb becomes the 
familiar 'BRTTAtN'S LEADING MAGA- 
ZINE FOR THE AMSTRAD CFC 464, 664 
AND 6128". Rundown ol the available 
spreadsheets. 

30 Mar 88: RpM responsible for prcm;i 
ture deaths ol hundreds of 464s as own 
ers, screwdrivers in hand, try to turn 
them into 6126'b. 

31 Apr 88: Bur CPM starts Great article 
on CFC: The Facts. The Pilgrim loins in 
with a look at the future of CPC adven- 
turing world 

32 May 88: First 

Perrys FfftM jr. The Pilgnm ffHmHf»tinh 

soars as some 

one in Worcester buys several thousand 

copies. (Also available for 

panto.) 

33 Jun 88: New Tech 
Ed Pat MacDrriald 
seems to write entire 
mag SoJderirio/ On and 
"*w Camming Online, 

t^* ; ^5 t . begin. War gaming special: 
[fc. ftaynrs Guide for graphic and 

,"^S3c musical utilities 
$^z£* 34 Jul 88: Shock horror probe 
""^ scandal. Bob Wade, only original 
member of the team, edits his final 
issue with tears in his 
eyes and bulge 
in his wallet. 
35 Aug 88: 
Arrival of Steve 
Carey (who fea- 
tures on the front 
cover, before he got 
a haircut]!. 
35 Sep BB: Issue 
- , Confusion Special. 
<* 37 Oct 88: 3rd birthday and a fasci- 
**wT nating article aboul the first three 
"*** years of A A 
Happy third birthday AA. from a loyal 
and satisfied reader! Where's the 
cheque? (What cheque? -ed.J 







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AMSTRAD ACTiOM 






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Gary Barrett boldly goes where no program has gone before - 
inside Romantic Robot's Multiface Two 



THE INSIDER 



Romantic Robot i 
Disk only 



£14.95 (& £1 p&p) 




Long ago in the early days of the CPC there was born a emalJ 
black box that lived in the expansion slot at. the back of the com- 
puter and had two buttons on top of it With, this mysterious bon, 
known as the Multiface Two, you could transfer games from cas- 
sette to disk, display and edit memory; and do thu same with the 
Z80 registers Mow you can delve deeper into the CPU with the 
aid of the insider. 



Getting inside 



The Insidei comes on a single disk and must first be installed into 
ihe Multiface It couldn't be easier; |ust ivpft mar disc" and 

away you go A message tells you that the Insider is OK. 

The first, step is to press the infamous red button and watch 
the screen. Rather than the usual menu bar across 'Lie bottom 
you're instructed to insert the IliSidei disk. When you put 'he 
Insadet disk Li you're presented with 6 menu: lower Rom on/off, 
upper Rom on/off. printer on/off, knefeed on/off, Ram bank select, 
return, disassembler, Z80. find, text, number, poke, hex and dye. 
All options are accessed by a single keypress. Hex fairly obviously 
changes all input and output to hexadecimal and dec returns it to 
decimal The return option exits kom the Insider and you go back 
to whatever program you'd in tor u pled with the Multiface 

The lower Rom on/oh options toggles between the CPC's oper- 
ating system Rom and thu Rum bank which goes from &O0D0 to 
&3FFF. Ploughing through the Rom ran provide you with insight 
into the way the CPC works More Often than not though you'll 
want the lower Rom off so you Look around the memory, Upper 
Rom on/off works like r,ho lower Rom on/off optiun only this tune 
the swap is between the B&sic Kom and Ram from &C000 to 
&FFFF If you have more than 64K of memory you can switch 
banks using the Insider's Ram bank number option, The bank 



The programmer's point of view 



During program development 
you occasionally crash the 
system,, and can do nothing 
but turn the machine off and 
reload. With the Insider. 
though, you can just hit the 
red button and s«w where the 
program went wrong A 
quick look at the registers 
ana flags tells you where the 
prog ram counter is pointing 
and that gives you some* 



whose 10 start looking for the 
bug. You'tc not guaranteed to 
find it, but the chances of 
tracking it down are 
increased with the ability to 
search a crashed system 

II nothing eise you can 
still revert the Multiface r .o 
its normal mode of operation 
and save memory out to tape 
01 disk fur examination at a 
iutuie date. 



appears from locations &4GG0 to &7FFF. The contents ot ah of the 
CPC's registers can he di played with the Z80 option. Both the nor- 
mal and alternate register suts are shown. 

A find option enables you to search lor a string of either Asch 
characters or numbers in Rum or Rain. An Ascii search is useful if 
you want to find passwords, vocabularies or just silly messages 
left by the piogranitaers and a number search can be used to hunt 

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If you want to delve deeper Into the CPC the firmware 
guide is a must. It lists the various routines in the CPC And 
explains entry condition, exit conditions and what each rou- 
tine does. 

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The hacker's point of view 



People have been ttuctaag 
into games since there; have 
been games to hack and now 
the protection systems used 
ate getting more and more 
sophisticated. Games are 
often encoded, so that they 
must be decoded before they 
can run 

With the Multiface you 
can stop a program when it 
has all been decoded and see 
the code as it really is 

Checking the contents of 
die program counter gives 



you somewhere to stay, look- 
ing for pokes, and if that fails 
you can always search 
through memory for the num 
ber of lives, shields, energy 
etc. Once you've found some- 
thing you want to try it's just 
a matter of poking that 
address with an appropriate 
value and returning ro the 
game. If the poke wnrfcs the 
problem's solved, and if it 
doesn't you just hit the red 
button again and try some- 
thing else 



down those elusive infinite lives pokes, The address at wl-rch the 
string was found is printed oi you get a not iotmd message, If 
the string was found you can search again to nee if it occurs else- 
where m memory. Once you've lound the address that you want 
to change you can use the poke option With this you're asked for 
an address and a number to put there. 

There are three ways to look at memory: text, number and dis- 
assembly, hi loxi mode the contents of the memory locations are 
displayed in Ascii form Messages and passwords appear before 
your eyes as you scurry through memory. Number mode is thu 
same as Ascii except that hex or decimal numbers are displayed 
instead of letters. 

Now for the interesting bit: the disassembler. Disassemblers 
are invaluable for debuyyisig and hacking into programs, but 
because of their large size they a dun overwrite some of the code 
that you want to disassemble. With the Jhsirfer you don't get that 
problem because it sits inside the Multiface's Ram. 

The disassembler itself can handle all of the 7,m instructions 
including the undocumented ones often found in commercial pro* 
grains. The disassembly is tabulated into three columns: number, 
mnemonics and Ascii. The left hand column gives the contents of 
memory in either hex oi decimal and the right hand column 
shows tile raintents of the same locations in Ascii The central col 
umn has the assembly language mnemonics with numbers dis- 
played in either hex or decimal, depending on which number base 
the Insider is in. 

The insider requires some knowledge of assembly language 
and the ZSO to yield its full potential. The program itself is not dlf 



/\ 



THE INSIDER 



THE SECRET OF IMMORTALITY 

How to use the Insider to poll d) gets infinite tiv 



• Install the Inside? into the Multiface by 
typing kqwdisc" with the Insklot disk in 
the drive. (If you have, a Multiface Two 
make sure that the switch on the front is 
in the down position.) 

• Insert the Side Aims disk in the dnve 
and type huh "disk" 

• When the game has loaded press the 
red button On the Multiface put the 
Iiimtivi disk in the drve rind press 
Ratum. 

• The number of lives that you have in 
Side Arms is three, but only two blobs are 
shown on screen :o indicate lives remain- 
ing, At some stage during the game a 
.nation in memory must he set to the 
number of Lives you have and one of the 
most common methods of doing this is: 
ID A, lives 

LD (address) , A 

To find ail occurrences m which the A 
register is loaded with two press F on the 
keyboard and you'll rnd up in she find 
routine Press i on the keyboard to enter 
the list of bytes that you want to search 
for. In this case you're looking for ld a. 2 
which in hex is 3E 02. Type 3E (Beturn) 
2£ (Return) and then press Rsturn again 
(The final return is used to tell the 
7r:sider that you don I wan! to enter any 
more numbers "O be searched for.) 

• press 3 to select the start address from 
which you want to search and type in 
[Return) to start right at the bottom of 
memory. 

• Press 4 to- start the search and up 
Should come the message ** Found at 
aicc **, Note this number, If you press 4 
tw:ce more it conies up with two mote 
addresses: 0685 and 9FS9. Note these 
addresses too. A third press of the key 
gives you 01 CC again which means that 
you've found all occurrences of LD A. 02 in 
the game 



• Press 5 to get back to the main menu 
and then press □ to use the disassembler. 
Enter 01 CC as the address when askod 
and press return. The screen shows the 
first six lines of disassembly for the 
address 01 CC onwards. You're looking for 
an LD(addr*9s} , A instruction somewhere 
nearby to store the number ol lives in a 
memory location. 

• This line of attack looks unproductive, 
so try the next address; that was supplied, 
06-B5. Return to the main menu end do the 
above using 0635 as the address instead 
of 01CC. 





• This time it i&oks 
imtjre promising, with 
an ld<0£b2},a at 

0690. Return to Lhc 
mam menu again and find B2, 06 this Lime 
(the number 06B2 is stoiod ill memory as 
R20G) Only two occurrences of the num- 
ber appear in the game at 068A and 0691. 

• Since we're looking for references to 
that address in memory rather than the 
actual memory address we disassemble 
from slightly before the addresses that 
were found. 

• Disassemble from 0689 and you see the 
following: 



IB HL..C6B2 
ADD A, {EL) 
JP M, 0©M 
LD106B2),A 

The HL. register is pointing Lo Lhe address 
06B2 and then the A register is added to 
the contents of 06B2, jp k, 06F4 means to 
jump to 06P4 if the contents of the A reg- 
ister is negative, 

• Eio another find - this time for 0689 - 
and learn how many times a call is made 
w> the subroutine at 0689. Only once is 
there a reference to that routine, at 0672 

• Disassemble from 0671 and you see 

CALL 06&9. 

• Now go for it. Assuming a call to that 
routine is used to decrease the number of 
lives that ynu have, all you have to do Is 
to stop the game from calling that Subrou- 
tine. 

In the ZS0 there is an instruction hop 
which does absolutely nothing, it may 
seem useless, but in hacking games it's 
very useful indeed The hex equivalent of 
nop is 00. 

• To stop the game from executing the 
call 06*9 instruction we just fill those 

three locations with hop Go 
back to the mam menu and 
press p for pate. When asked 
for an address type m 0671 
ana then type 00. Poise 00' into 
the two following address of 
0672 and 0673, 

• It's time to try it out and see if it has 
worked. Go back to the main menu and 
press b to return to the game. Start play- 
mg :he game and lo and behold you now 
have infinite lives. 

• As you can see from this example pok- 
ing is not a simple business, and requires 
more discussion than we have space for 
here. How much of AA we dedicate to 
this subject depends on yo\ir reaction... 



ficulf to use, but if this is the first time that you've used a disas- 
sembler you may have problems, If you use the insider simply to 
put pokes into games then you may as well stick with the basic 
Multiface. If on the other hand you want to wander around mem- 
ory and explore the inner workings and secrets of the CPC, pi 
even just f:nd your own pokes, the Insider is an in valuable audi 
LiOiJ to the Multiface Machine code programmers should serious- 
ly consider it as a debugging aid 



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- US Gold's great smash and grab! 



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Fancy being let loose in the coun- 
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OF COURSE YOU DO! And all of 
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2. Who is the saint who kitted a drag* 
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3, What is the name of the dragon in 
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4, According to Chinese astrology, 
what began on 17 February 19&8? 




THE PRIZE 



You and a friend will : 
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SLEEP for a night in the medieval bedchamber (a guesthouse room is 
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v ■■■ i i\Vi 

You will also 
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of one minute from Liverpool's BITS AND BYTES, software retailer of the 
year, in an at I expenses psid trip. 

And it goes without saying {but we'll say il anyway) you wilt also 
receive: 

A copy of Heroes of the Lance, AND 
A copy of the new TSR 'DRAGONLANCE' boardgame 
Am exclusive AA teeshirt. 




RUNNERS UP 



SECOND prize is a heap of 
TSR. US Gold goodies: 

• The Art of Dragon lance' book 
-a history of Krynn, the world 
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• The Atlas of Krynn"; 

• A complete set of the Dragon- 
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• A 'Dragonlance' 1989 calendar; 

• US Gold's Heroes of the 
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• And the new TSR 
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FIVE third place runners- up each 
receive Heroes of the Lance, 
PLUS the DRAGONLANCE" 
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FIVE more rurtners-up receive 
Heroes of the Lancet and final- 
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He)j3^ ind pokgs set laadsigcuncs 
John Hudson. 14 Yetlands, Dalston, Carlisle. Cum- 
bria CAS 7PBtt Q22BD625 

Hardware problems uicl DMP 20CU anc. 'normal' b 2Fi 
inch (not Vortex) Loada cl Lypfl till 1(091 Qttirj&q 
CPC csa^s Experience ir. CFVM-; hulp with Basic 
bugs, nachina- code anc nulLor.s of panes 
Jotti A, RalJcnsii. ID. D-25CW Uldenburg, W. Ger 
many = 01049 441 62726 (hope you enjoyed you: 
trip to London -eel.; 

Paporbay, Tanninus. Jail Break. CtVM pi Sherwood, 
Mmbcsss, Transmute! Hunchback, .lnunrv toil, 
'Jli^dl'E^GuLlui!:-. Desimrtu, 3D totting & lens mere 
Inigo Dunkley. 62 Rainbow Drive. Milling, Liver- 
pool, L311BZc 051 W7 2714 

Mullifw* utisf^ - Mid SA.fi for rtiriai sheet. Poses (or 
many :op games' {Multifacc- only i 
Stephen Trimmer, 24 Vale Rd. Broadstatrs. Kent 
CTlOZJQn 0B43 60325S 

Machine code, haclona;, wilting XSXs and ftOJrfS 
Maxam I.E. Protest RCOGS, DMP23Q0, D3I-J. 
Matt Cawley, 42 Hamilton Ave, Sandycrolt. Dee- 
ssde. Clywyd CHS 2PB 

Hr unworn, printers 

M Catton. 11 llattary Close, Gosport T012 4rA » 

070s E3&764 

Free amateur radio k P3 software. ROMs. plec'.rcn- 
L^ECjeJt power flipplinR. 

J.M.Dunnott G4RGA, 5 Queens Rd, Wellington, 
Somerset TA21 SAW # QS2347 491 1 

LoadEag antes. 

iain McKinnon. 37 Loch Laidon St. Sandyhills 

Estate, Glasgow, gsz 9HR 

Grand Prix Simulator, Who Dares Witts £ Speed 
King. Papeiteoy ate plus pokes, maps, txilLLOns Of pro- 
iimns and help with tasic and machine code. 
Steven Flynn, 76 Dunloj) Hd, Tilbury. Essex RM18 
7AU 

Sorcery, Alien idee Dap), Star Wats. Rebelstar. 
Aimagsd da n Mac . H og U6 Tb mpe.: SF penpals. 
Paul Scott, 13 Kiln Crescent, Bishop Middieftam, Co 
Durham Dl 1 7 9AP 

Oblivion. Locomotion, One Man * his Droid, Atmy 

Moves, Spies Hunter, Plttjecl Volnflno, Thundorione 

GuQKt£ 

James (11)' (04M)7392fi 

Lu4Cta#g<UJWK hi il ennpany flidrosses 

Scott Patterson. S Moot Lane, Thornton. Liverpool 

L23 4TW 

AA type-ins. Banc. DMP 2000, ArivATir.irn program- 
ming. Laiser Baa:c. scrtefl dumps, mow football 
games. 

Adrian Si 31, 19 Sherwood Drive, 5 Lane Ends, Skel 
low, POBOMtK south Yotkshire DNfi 8NY 

Will supply disk of windows for use with Advanced 
OCP utt Studio containing soltwse .ogos. gaam 
logos. c:U5 scrcof.s f lee if dts.t sent ot dwk foi C2.7S 
Stephen Trimmer, 24 Vale Rd, Broadstairs, Kent 
CI1C 2JQ «- t0«43| 603268 

ffloadrunnor, Sorcery +, r'ootball .Manager, 1PQ Head 



vm Heets. *< d tsmii six million mora i'icee? dm 

8HORT1J 

Steph Godrich, 215 tiewyddfo Rd, rdorrisloil, 

Swansea SA6 8NX ■ (0792) 79320E 

Matstday IL fluggy Boy, Tctns Nigel tdoUDt 
2raiJd Pttt S»?33i Buss. Jet BAe Snitulfilfir. Sunei 
Stunt Man. 

Craig Thomson, n («9S) 5U77 

Kaid, lhl'l SUU Finders 11. Irtw::! Hw<l li, I 

White, Sii Lancskx, FooibaBai of tho v^:. Kontc-i 
jtrniGoui, SD Sncoker. I3P Simnleloi. LeaderlrjaSd. 
D&SGJt Fok, Aher-s, GSufl^t basket. jail. Champ Base- 
ball 

Micliitsl nirkiiiMin 231 Tyldcsloy Road, Alherton. 
M29 9AL 

Loadsagames 

Craig Thomson. • (0698) 51177 

Solving; Baste buc most inuduin- owte pcogtatuB 
Jind'ase iistuig - desciip;ion of program i 1 1f poss 
enduM oatMni vrich program or. 4o4 only 11 
machir.e code enclose aswmblei iuiting. 
Paul Jori«;, 7B Fitewilliam Blreet. Swinlon, Rolhoi 
ham, S.YorkEhire. S64 8RW 

ConvBitjnu progiams for tr.o Vortex disk drive. Sun- 
pie mactir.e code Hadrtilg. CP'H piOgrtms k utui' 
11M. A wholfl tur.nh of public donaaut ptogiMBs 
Mark de Bom, de Foes li. b{£l AP. Waalic Hoi 
land. « (04904) 13963 

Ridzsnc. Ghosts ar.d Gobims, King hi Tym« Di-iijor.K 

Lair Green Beret, Gauntlet, fa-id, Si^rquakc (cocesi. 

H'.junilhU. RiJ'.^iit 

David Brooiko, B BukJoy Grove, uiltfln Orange, Hull. 

HU94PZ 

Kn.ghi Tynno SaeLUjound, tr,achuie COdft, Basic^ 
Wfcad Pciilcct. Melbourne Draw, GAC pohw, maps, 
hij;kir.c. DM? iWJ-J pi^Uems. Untnes dewl-aprem 
using CAC, word-prccsssinc. tnaphiis Screen 
d^jfflps), all CPC gaCMQ, Can iiso pott program hst- 
Ltigs Co! s "IHp pcifltal dider. How to do pokss and 
piobJorr.s Lsms raodarnSL :J have a Vnyagei 7J 
Guy Sicka, 7B Cheslerneltl Boail, High Bamet, 
Herts. ENS 2RF.« (€114416612 

fcnsinriinrrrnnng, so™= Ciaesne C«*. 

Paul Bower Elm Cable, Hflrmitaga, Hewbury, 

Berks. RG1G 9SA. » (0635> aODBSi 

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stuck down envelope and keep it short 
or you won't get in (or you'll get out to 
'loariKiitianjes'j 

If you want help contact the appro 



(lis* loading. Lxrnwtue graabc?. sound, toils, 
pokes, .Tapping, Word Perfect. Soasiy*. Ttansmat, 
Dddjob. Warlord KiiDgFn Mastar Br_icn Lac, Round- 
er, Gardngtt P.p will print listicgs for 23r> 
stHvcn i.rfv.vjn. Hlot Ti, Meu- Park, Slairordsbue. 
ST16HG 

Ue-hugging Baste piograms. basic listing a: 53p E'A 
Tom Daflin, Crawley Farm House, Snulh Hfewhem, 
Near Bruton, Somerset. BA10 0LB 

GAC aovt-rt'xif '.vntirg and probteros Also convir- 
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GAG author r . by Icllov," ostahlished authjr 
C Sharp, 4 Ospfey Gdns, Sheffteki, S3 b(&. s Yorks 

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<r,tf il Tyme GVarr. r' GnMihs. 
Paul Crick, 33 Hilts Road. Strathaven, l-anarkshirc, 
ML10 ELQ v ((1357) 29606 

Qfllllttle!. 1-rg, Giwjn R6iM, R.imh(Ar« 1*3, 7.i.r;. Sia- 
quake Equi.TO):, Bcundcr. Space Flanicr. Exolorr. 
Elite Tuu Cmi. Tlaadjoj, Slat 'A'ats Pivddy Hardest, 
B£*'.::ia:i. Head Over Keels, 1 Bali II. Popeye Fireloid, 
MR Vnlogy, I.OM. Antinad. Split porsionaiitinsi. 
Renegada Moioe, Tcnipest, Mtste. Wutia 
David HovulelL, S3 Si Marys Avenue. Alvcislokc. 
Gosport. Hants, P012 2HU 

Ita.d, 180 Stat Rtdeis II, BwhtIi Head 9. De^Ut 
Wake. Sir Lancelot. Footballer of the Year Meaner 
oiiuoous. 3D Boxing. SO Snooket GP Stmuiator. 
^eaderhcard. Desert Fox, Supei Cycle, Aliens. 
Clianip BaabathfiO Cli^mp Baseball 
Michael Dickinson. 251 Tyldesley Road. A Slier ton. 
M29 9AL 

Hanatuna, Esralon, Z.yn<)pt AhahS, He&dover Heels, 
«■/>. r- ■■■■■■, \>-y R4irr^r ThunrtorcaH SuparRohm 
Hood, PCUd, Slrvrrtihrinffor. Ghost HunteH Ga.van. 
The Great Sscape. Plus maps for laads ol r/aiDes 
sand a List of 5 gar.es iras a be mapped dee 
Marcm Grover, 11 The Croft, lower Dicker, Hail' 
sham. But suw**. hn w <ias 

Stop ?ress Gxtre-Sna, Sorcery Ikar; Warners 
Knight Lore Barbarian, 1942, Wlto Dates Wl-ks D 
Jadt, Hnmb Jack II, Fxoton. ^ast.lKci 
Asphalt Gauntlet, Gauntlet 3. ?rotsK, Prapcil anc 
[he DMF 2-3CD i also have a huge acmter o: poses 
and maps. 

Pal Kroger, Bergjevegen 63, h'-40bfi Tanager. Nor 
way 

Mint Office I (program -har. removes all tucs. settt 

SA£), business progtam (.word piofefsor apflwd- 

sbeet gticii display Ate ) w-itun ty myself, senc 

esm tit diiik and SAK. Dcflcteor Gauntlet C Matcfa- 

iayl! 

Paul Graves. 46 Queens Read, Ash. Canterbury. 

Kent 



priate Helpltner - not us. By post include 
a sell- addressed, stamped envelope for 
the reply - or you won't get one. And 
phone only in decant hours' 

Piracy ia not welcome; don't try it, 
you'll get booted off. Keep It legal, And if 
you receive SAE'a, tor heavens sake 
return them with some acknowledge- 
ment- If you want to come off Helpline 
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Can you take a hint? 






The missing link 

r forgot to tot you know how to load 
Smart II screens back into the CPC 
from within Basic. Here goes 
10 MODE CiHBCHtY S3F0Q:LQAD "file- 
TlM* .BIN", $3F0O 
20 Call, fiBCOe^O: LOCATE 
l,2SiFIU*NT?PRlNT 
30 FOR f-0 to 15 INK 
f,PEEK{63F004f):NEXT 

[fee this line to save Smart II 
screens in more conventional format: 

tO SAVE *r*ynMb»Jttrr,b,tJGI>Q,*4000 



Multiface unlimited 



Perhs-ps MahUface owners would Hkn tn know what code lurks 
within. Using T.hfi toolkit, poke this code into address &EF0O; 

F3 r 01, £8,1-6,, ED, 49, 21, 00, 00, U, 00, 40, 01, 00, 40, ED, BO, 01 

, £A r FE , ED, 49 , FB, C& 

Which ui usseinbleng: 

DI Disable Tnterupt 

LD BC,iE-£E8 Select Multiface I/O Port OUT (C},C 

LD HL,£QO0Q Source of data in Multiface 

LD D£,£4000 Destination in CPC BAM 

LD BC, saOOO Data length 

LDIR Transfer all data 



LD BC,iFEEA Select CPC I/O OUT (C)„C 

El Enable interrupt 

RET Het'Jrn to Ra?fi r. 

After poking in this code press esc, el *o return to normal. 
Enter call ebfod When the Beady prompt le-appears type: 
save "MFBOH.arM",b, *4000, £4000 . You should now have on 
disk or tapn a copy of the entue 8K ROM plus rhe 8K RAM. Of 
course, if you jusi want the ROM or RAM you could alter the 
saving parameters. 

Now you can load the code into a dis-assernbier and disover 
the Multiface code lor yourself 

Fan Bentley, Doncaster 



Print out enhancement 




* Before (above) and after (below). 
Neat, n'estpas? 




The RS? light pen is good 
on the whole except in its 
choice of tones used to rep- 
resent the different colours 
on the primou-. These have 
no relation to the grey 
scale value of the colour, 
and the defaults give some 
stiaxigo looking results. 
Use line following pioyiam 
instead of the dump pra 
gram supplied in eon- 
1 j notion With *'r.e chart 
to choose suitable 
tones for the printout, 
This program works on 
all modes. It calls up 
espdump so if you warn. 
dump on your data disks 
remember to transfer 
this also. 

Don't worry that 
the picture on screen 
looks terrible because 
all that matters is what 
the printout looks like. 




10 esp ligibtpes program 

£0 Arastrad Action October 1900 

30 'Modified by Marco Bergman 

34 ' 

3£ ' For sc in line 40 use whatever 

36 ' type of printer you have {1, 2 or 3) 

40 i$-"x 1- 

50 0PEM0UT "d' : MEMORY sFfT;LOfcD "eapdunip.bin" 

60 DEF FN A-4l000-t200*(±S-'2 , )-i40O*(iS="3") 

70 INK 1.26: INK C . : PEN 1 :HODE 1 

SO PRINT TAB(13) n E5F SCREEN DUMP" 

90 print:PRTNT tab{91 " < p to start printing )■ 

100 PRINT 

110 PRINT "Ink :"; :IHPUT " '\qO 

120 PRINT rt ink 1 ;";;IFPtfT " ",ql 

130 FOR q=2 TO 15:PKINT "ink";q ; " : 

140 IF i$= "" THEN i$="26" 

150 IF i$="p" THEN 170 &LSE i=VAL(i$) 

160 INK q, iiNEXT 

170 CIS: INPUT "Enter mn» of screen; ",nS 

ISO PRINT : INPUT "jmodft ",nt;M0DE ■ 

190 INK 0.qO:XNK l,ql 

200 LOAD nS:CALL FN A 

210 WHILE IHKCTS="" :MQ© 

220 RUN 60 

Marco Bergman, New Zealand 



: INPUT ""\i$ 



Yet more calls 



Here ax« a couple of tips lor 6l2B owners: 

call tED3s permanently activates caps lock. 

call SBD20 Flashes the screen. 

poke *hdee, 679 Disables soft rosot (ctbl/shift/esc) 

Phillip Brooks, Long Eaton 



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Heroes of the Lance - the 
game AD&D'ers have been 
eagerly awaiting - is almost 
here: and we have a full 
review beginning on page 38! 
If it's flying action you're 
after, there's a stunning simu- 
lation from Microprose in 



which you fly an Apache AH- 
64 and kill people in the 
name of democracy (ho hum). 

Then there's the Patrol 
Hydrofoil Missilecraft simula- 
tion PHM Pegasus, Electronic 
Art's third big hit in a row. 

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43 


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40 


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SKATE CRAZY 



Gremlin • £9,99 case, £14.99 disk 
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You have skate boarded, You have billed. 
You have even scootered. But this m the 
Iirst lime that ".here has been a roller 
skating game Not only that; you set two 
games for your money - car park chal- 
lenge and the championship course 

Car park challenge is set (go on. 
guess} in a mulli -sturuy cai park. Each 
level is set. out with, cones, cans, ramps, 
tyros and boxes Arrows are painted on 
the floor to guide you around the course, 

The car park is viewed from slightly 
above ground level, with you in the cen- 
tre of the screen Four judges sit at the 
bottom of the screen watching to see 
how well you do, Each is looking foi a 




• Leap lhrcmgrt the Air m ihft car park cha; 



different thing; overall skating, course, 
jumping from ramps and jumping from 
the floor. Overall skating includes jump 
landings and backwards skating. 

The course judge (isn't a course 
judge onii who sweais a lot?) keeps track 
of ttw? time between gates and of how 
many cans you knock over: the more the 
better, Judge number three studies your 
jumping from ramps and scores you on 
thfl complexity and variety of stunts yon 
execute and the floor jumping judge does 
the same tor jumps from the ground. 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 69% 

Smooth scrolling id both games. 
Bright and colourful graphics. 

SONICS 53% 

Good continuous tune in car park 
challenge 

GRAB FACTOR 74% 

one of those games thai demands, 
yen ]ji;jy it just one more time. 

■ Frustrating until you wotk out how 
to get a decent score for jumping 

STAYING POWER 66% 

Plenty of levels to work through... 

■ but not a game thai you'll come 
back to after completing it. 



AA RATING 



70% 



_, If what we've told you suggests it's 
for you - it is for you ! 



After you complete the course the judges 
score you. If you score high enough then 
you go onto the next course and if you 
don't you"U have to try again. 

Your view point in the championship 
course lias changed completely to a side 
view of the skater. Your task this time is 
to reach the end of the level avoiding the 
many hazards. 

SECOND OPINION 

"Makes a pleasant change from 
endlessly bhontmg and chopping 
things. It's a racing game thai 's 
actually been quiin well done 
axid I had. a few moments of fun 
playing it 

I'm a bit doubtful about it's 
long term appeal but the game 
is of a standard that merits inter- 
est. " PbM 

GREEN SCREEN: No problems 



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Bonus points can be gained by col 
lecting some of the objects that latter the 
humpy landscape. Colliding with the see- 
nary knocks you over and after you've 
been hit several limes you lose a life. 
Lives are also lost if you fall into trie 
water. 

Both the eight way scrolling in car 
park challenge «nd the horizontal 
scrolling in the championship course are 
smooth ish and fast. The graphics are a 
hit on the chunky side, but colour is used 
well A Frenetic time plays throughout 
the car park challenge and sound effects 
in both are good, if a little on the rare 
side. 

Neither game in itself is particularly 
spectacular, but combine rather nicely. 
Both lose out on difficulty: they're too 
hard until you've played them a lot and 
learnt how to perform stunts and negoti- 
ate the hazards successfully All in all a 
genuine first-class Gremlin goodie. GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 

Complete level one of car park challenge 



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PHM PEGASUS 



Electronic Arts • LB. 9 5 cass. £14.95 disk 
oystick/keys 



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Two thirds of the earth's surface is cov- 
ered with water, so its hardly surprising 
thai the seas and oceans have often been 
the scenes of battle, Sea warfare in the 
eighties still involves missile and projec- 
tile combat, but the weapons art; a little 
more sophisticated than arrows and 
rocks. The fastest ships in modem navies 
are the hydrofoils which skim across the 
surface of the water at very high speeds. 
The star of this strategy/simulation is a 
patrol hydrofoil miss iiecr aft (PHM). 

Included with PHM is a manual con- 
taining information on the eight assign- 
ments you can undertake, an explanation 
of the cockpit instrumentation and a sim- 
ilar description of the operations map. 
There's alSQ a breakdown of hydrofoil's 
weaponry and capabilities, and a spotter 
card to help identify enemy shipping. 

SECOND OPINION 
T>HM has a Jot going toi it - an effa r> 
livf? view, well drawn ships, easy 
control.? and achievable goals. 

A pity the maps are a bii plain, 
bin #t least, it aU fits into memory. 
Wonhatook: PbM 

GREEN SCREEN: No problem 



There are two screens: a cockpit view 
from Lhe hydrofoil and the operations 
map, The cockpit view is split into s mall- 
ei windows: a view from the bridge, a 
binocular view, information of weaponry 
speed, fuel, direction, the tithe factor and 
a damage indicator. The operations map 
shows both the area in which the assign- 
ment is set and your hydrofoil. 

The eight missions get progressively 
more difficult; from Battle Training, a 
simple introduction to hydrofoil combat, 
right tip to Jihad (as in the Islamic Holy 
War J, for the most experienced naval offi- 
cer. Once you've chosen a mission the 
operations map appears with your hydro- 
foil indicated by a dot within a small 
white circle, Tf the convoy is visible, or 




you have any helicopters, 
then they can also be 
directed from the opera- 
tions map, A clock at the hot 
torn of the screen shows tin 
current times and time by 
which the assignment meet be 
completed, You can waich 
your hydrofoils progress from 
the operations map until 
something exciting happens 
or you can go to the tuckou 
view and look out over the 
ocean. 

One feature that makes 
things happen more quickly is 
the time compression fu no- 
tion, which speeds things up 
by as much as 128 times real 
time - Lhere's no waiting 
around for something to hap- 
pen in this game! Other com- 
panies should take note or this 
feature that prevents players 
gotting bored waiting for 
things to happen. 

Eventually you find some 
enemies to despatch and the 
game becomes more simulation than 
strategy. Simply choose your weapon 
and target and get blasting 

There are three ways the game can 
end: completing the assignment, run- 
ning out of time and being sunk. Your 
score is considerably bottei n you com- 
plete the mission because you receive a 
survival and time bonus. After the 
assigment you're* given a rank thai indi- 
cates how well or badsv yon did. It 
shouldn't take long before you've gone 
above the rank of Deck Mopper. 

The operations map lacks a little in 
colour and things du gel a little confused 
when There are multiple radar targets 
displayed, hi Die cockpit the only real 
moving graphics appear in the window 
thai overlooks the ocean and here the 
ships arcn t animated - they just move 
loft and right as the hydrofoil turns The 
ship ou* lines Are well drawn and you can 
easily identify the ships from a side view. 
Unfortunately you see the enemy head- 
on more often and since there are no 
head-on pictures on the spouei card 
you'll have difficulty identifying the dif 
terer.it cntftny types. Sound is limited to 
tirude explosions and the occasional 



warning sound when missiles 
are locked on, oi you're in shal 

low water. 

PHM may not be the most 




technically accurate simulation (that hon- 
our is split between Gxmship - reviewed 
this month - and Ff 5 Suike Eagle), but it 
does have* plenty of action and strategy 
thrown in Being able to speed up the 
ck>ck to i28 times real time is a major 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 68% 

I Detailed ships ana map. 
■ Some animation would have made 
Lhmgs mure interesting, 



.79% 



SONICS 

■ Xaboom and ping. 

GRAB FACTOR... 79% 

Simple scenarios get you going. 
Rush- through -boring-bits option. 

STAYING POWER. .86% 

Bight increasingly tough scenarios. 

■ Once completed, never repeated. 



AA RATING 



84% 



Another superb Electron ic Arts game- 



Cun shells: short range, inaccurate. Sinks small vessels after only a couple of hits. 
Chaff, defensive weapons system that confuses enemy radar guided weaponry. 
Harpoon Missiles: blows enemy out Of the water Up to 40 miles away, 
Gabriel Missiles: Similar to harpoon, but slightly more accurate and Of shorter 

range, 
Exocet Missiles the most famous anti-shipping missile since the Falklands war. 
Binocular View shows picture of ship or helicopter you're locked onto. 
Radar tracks enemy missiles and vessels within detection range. 
Helicopters longer radar range aids in the location of your enemy. 
Damage different areas of the ship house different systems. The more often 

they're hit the less reliable they become until finally they're disabled completely 



asset in getting through the boring hits 
of an ocean voyage The different assign- 
ments make for a long lasting game hut 
you're unlikely to play again when 
they've all been completed. This is the 
third game in us many months from 
Electronic Arts and its of the some high 
standard Lot's hope they keep up the 
good work. OBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET: 

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Summoned by the exiled leaders of your homeland, you 
must free your people from the oppressive yoke of the Dictator 
i»y destroying the military bases tftaS have protected 





Fernandez from the wrath of his peonhj 
Jeeps, tanks, motorcycles, trains ait 

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ACTION TEST 




The long awaited Advanced Dungeons 
and Dragons (AD8tl>) has dually arrived 
on the CPC. Unfortunately it's not a role 
playing game, but you can't have every- 
thing Heroes is set in the fantasy world 
of Krynn, a world in which the Drttyun 
Higlilords and their Draconian minions 
seek, to dominate, It's based on the 
AD*D role playing supplement Dragons 
of Despoil, set in the ruins of the temple 
of Xak Tsaroth. A party of adventures 
undertake a quest to recover the Disks of 
Mishajcal from the depths of the temple. 
The Disks are guarded by Khisanth, an 
huge and ancient black dragon. Many 
dangers await before you finally confront 
Khisamh 

There aie two nmtm to the acieen: the 
action window and the character win- 
dow. In the character window are pic- 
tures of the eight heroes: Tanis, 



SECOND OPINION 

"As a rabid follower of the 
Dragonlance books - although 
not a player - 1 am impressed 
with US Gold's efforts. 

It reminds me of the Gargoyle 
games (Tir Na Noy and Dun. 
Daiach). Except it's much better. 
Furthermore I suspect that this is 
one game I could actually solve. 

R has to be said that the 
graphics aren't much and sound 
isn't much: but the game 
remains faithful to the rich Iradi- 
tioti of Dragonlance and the 
world ofEryrm.' PbM 

GREEN SCREEN: Fine 



• Raisllin easls a magic missile at o 6332 
Draconian 




• Goldmoon Itapa serosa a pit 



Goldmoon, Caramon, Raistlin, Sturm, 
Biverwind, TasslehoJf and Flint Next to 
each picture is a bar indicating the char- 
acter's health (hit points) Thn refit of the 
screen shows your surroundings and a 
picture of the currently selected charac- 
ter {top left in the character window). 

Control of the characters is all done 
via the joystick. You can make them run, 
jump or duck to the left and right. When 
there's a suitable exit you can inovo into 
or out oi the screen Loo. If a monster is 
also on screen then you can either use 
ranged combat or charge in and hack at 
them in melee. Ranged combat includes 
spell casting, bows, spears and other 
throwable objects. 

A press of the space bar opens up a 
large menu window with the following 
options; character select, magic spells, 
clerical spells, use. take, give, drop. 











Tanis is the half-elven 
leader of the group. He's 
armed with sword and 
bow and wears magical 

leather aiuioui. 

Goldmoon. a human cleric 
from Que-shu tribe, car- 
ries the blue crystal staff. 
a potent magical artifact. 
She is the only person 
capable of using the stall 
to its full potential 

Caramon Majcrc is a 
human fighter armed 
with sword and spear. 
He's the twin brother of 
Ra&tuh, 

Raistiin Majere is a magic 
user who carries a Staff of 
[lie Mayiu, with which he 
can cast n multitude of 
spells. He's crippled - but 
still manages to jump fur- 
ther than any other char 
acier! 

Sturm is yet another 
human fighter. He prefers 
to use his magical iwg- 
ruuulsd sword than any 
other weapon. 

Riverwind is also from 
the Guo-ghu tribe. He 
was slain by the people of 

his village, hut Gold- 
moon resurrected him. 

TassSeliofi Butifoot is a 
Kender thief, The ke-nder 
are a small race of people 
with an insatiable curiosi- 
ty, which has led to their 
reputation as excellent 
thieves. 

Flint Fireforga finishes off 
the eight, lie's a dwarveji 
lighter armed with a bat 
Uuuxe and throwing axes. 



save and restore. The latter two options 
are essential in a game of this size. 
Character select allows you to switch the 
character that appears on screen, which 
is useful if one is getting badly injured or 
you want Goldmoon lu resurrect some- 
one. Take lets you pick things up and 
drop does the reverse. With give you can 
move objects from one character to 
aiioihei and use allows you to drink 
potions, read scrolls, wear rings etc 

Raistlin can cast the following spells 
from his Staff of the Magius: burning 



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• Tarilss character shttfl 




• Spells available from the Blue Crystal Start 



hands, charm, sleep, magic missile, 
detect magic, detect invisible and final 
strike Goldmoon can similarly cast cleri- 
cal spells from her Blue Crystal Staff 
They are: one light wounds, protection 
from evil rind traps, hold person, spirim 
al hammer, prayer, sate critical wounds, 
raise dead, restoration, deflect dragon 
breath. If Goldmoon dies then RiveTwind, 
Caramon or St mm can use Che Staff, but 
only cure light wounds, find traps, tuna 
Critical wounds and deflect dragon 
breath can be used. But that's not all: if 
she does die things begin to go badly 
wrong for the party, because you have no 
way of getting dead characters back. The 
commonest cause of demise in the early 
stages of the game is falling down pits 
and consequently losing the body and all 
its possessions. Without a body it's 
tough you cant resurrect a character. 
Characters can also die when then take 
damage from spell and melee combat 
The wounds can be healed by use of the 
cure spells unless the character dies, m 
which case it's raise dead time again 

Sound - merely a matter of combat 
and spell casting effects - is limited, and 
graphics distinctly lacking in colour, 
though they make up lor it a little in 
detail. Characters run and jump around 
very wel and the ones in cloaks look 
very dynamic as they leap over pits. Both 
monsters and hemes axe well animated 
and easily identifiable. Background 



• Flint Fireforge throws an axe at a Bozak 
Draconian 



graphics axe also detailed and objects 
lying around the temple can he identified 
with no problems. 

First impressions of Heroes are thai 
you'vu got a game with average graphics 
ui id simple sound effects It takes a few 
plays belure you realise just how much 
gams you've got tor your money. A lot of 
it does took similar, but as you explore 
the temple you discover more foes and 
hazards. AD&D auwoik has always been 
of a very high standard and it's good to 
see that the computer games are getting 
the same sort of quality artwork on the 
packaging. Definitely the best game from 
US Gold this year. Let's hope Uiey do 
even better with future AD&D projects, 
and that. r.Jiis sells ■ - n r ■ 1 1 1 1 1 1 to peiMi;.nV 
them to convert them for the CPC. OBH 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 63% 

Well animated and detailed mon- 
sters and heroes. 

■ Colour could have been used better. 

SO NIGS 43% 

■ Sound effect!? are simple, but do 
then job. 

CRAB FACTOR ..86% 

Many things Lo do and objectives to 
achieve. 

■ Pit jumptng is very difficult and 
frustrating. 

STAYING POWER 93% 

Very large playing area lo explore. 

■ Most of the fun is in exploration and 
so if you do complete it then you 
probably won't play again 



AA RATING 



An excel lent game from US G 

it's been well worth the watt 






• Late piodutiit* difficulties, it seems, 
may delay the Appearance tA Htsioes in 
the shops. Thus there may be features 
that do not appear in the pie- production 
version on which this review is based. 
ThfuiH. htjwtfvtri, should be minor, and la 
any case wiU he improvements. II any- 
thimj. 1 1 ik utuncs you'll see could bo even 
better I 





Baaz Drscftntans arc the 
smaller of the two draco- 
man races met in Xak 
Tsatoth, They have a 
wale for human flesh, 
but can be killed quite 
easily. When J icy do die 
they crumble into dust, 
Bozsfc Drsconisms are slightly larger 
and nastier than their kin. they also 
have rudimentary magical abilities 
When they die they explode injuring 
anyone too close lo the:ti. 
Giant Spider;? lurk in some areas of thft 
trrmplc. They're unintelligent and Ueal 
anything that moves as food, Their 
small size makes them difficult to hit. 
Guliy Dwarves are tho 
result of interbreeding 
between dwarves and 
gnomes. The rests h is a 
cowardly paw that will 
plead fui inujcy if they 
have an opportunity, 
hi the early stages of the name the 
meat danger uus thing that you'll meet 
are the Hatvhhng tiiack Dr&gons. They 
(Jan't like getting close enough for you 
to hit them, preferring to breath on 
you which can cause a lot of damage. 
Kliisanth the huge 
ancient black dragon is 
youi final enemy He can 
breath add over you, 
claw and bite oi hurl 
magic spells at you. 
Defeat him and the 
Disks of Mishakai are yours. 
Within the temple you'll aieo meet 
Men in the employ of the "Dragon 
Highiords. They're all experienced 
waiiioiH armed with swords and they 
weiix leather armour. 
Spectia! Minions are the spirits of 
dead humans or demihumans wild 
failed to complete some quest in life 
They look as they did when they were 
alive except that now you can sec 
through them 

Trolls may not be the 
most intelligent lifeform 
in the temple, but Lhey 
ore one Of the more dan- 
gerous. They carry no 
weapons, instead 

attacking with claws 
and teeth. Killing them is no simple 
matter, for unless you completely bum 
their corpses they have a tendency to 
get up again, after you've killed them. 
Wtaiilis are the undead spirits of evil 
beings cursed to stay in the world of 
the living. Their touch is deadly, not so 
much lor the damage that it inflicts. 
but for the life foice Lha; they drain 
from you 





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guessed, trs an American chopper: the 
latest, to feet Packed with electronics, 
armed to the teeth, armoured beyond 
bejel - and costing mill-ons Costly busi- 
ness, war. 




get demoted, for some 
odd reason (which proba- 
bly says more About the 
game than it does about 
me). 

To help you fulfill your mis 
sions there is the usual 
Microprose doorstop of a manual. Flying 
helicopters is a notoriously tacky job, but 
start by the book and you should be at 
least able to get into the air without 
much trouble. As much practice on the 
American range as you can stand is high- 
ly :eoommendcd because all the flak is 
simulated Even in the relative calm of 




This flight simulation has been 
grounded on the Amstrad until now. 
and pretty displeased we CPC users 
have been about it too. Indeed, your 
campaigning AA was making its 
feelings known about it in 
Amseene as long ago as Art 25 1 But 
to their credit the Micioprose coders kept 
on bashing away, and their patience has 
at last been rewarded 

But Gtmship is not iust a simulator. 
You Chan the career of a pilot in the US 
Army Start off on training flights in the 
USA Progress by taking some tours in 
South-East Asia'. Take on the; Nicaraguan 
forces fighting in Central America The 
Arabs in the Middle East are causing 
trouble - blow them away. Ultimately, 
the Warsaw Pact has invaded Western 
Europe. NaturaDy enough, you've got :o 
kill thea* all Qunshlp: diplomacy wiLh a 
vengeance. 

If this son of American behaviour 
(known throughout the free world) 
doesn't appeal to you, then you probably 
won't tike the game CJomplete the mis- 
sions as stated and yuu get promotes 
and medals, Your reviewer could never 




home territory, ftowevor, you 
can still go west/go for a bur- 
ton by taking on a hill, 

Ail potential Targets 
are listed ir. the manual. 
together with many I could never 
find. Hard targets you have no trouble 
at aU finding are T74 tanks, BMP and 
BTR Infantry carriers, SAM (surface to 
air missiles) and ZSU (Zcnitnaia 
Sarnokhodnaia Ustanovka - that's 
Russian anil aircraft gun to you, pal) 
armoured vehicles and military 
bunkefs. 

Soft targets ate heubases. depots and 
headquarters, and of course the infantry 
Coming into a special category d its own 
is the Hind, the Russian attack helicopter 
that can outrun you and is as well 
armoured as the Apache It has a nasty 
habit of popping out from behind a hill to 
shoot you up an eicp&riencs you may 
well not bve to regret 

lb destroy all these there are lour 
weapon systems; available 

• The all-purpose chain gun fires High 
Explosive Dual Purpose rounds, efJecr.ve 
against hard as well as soft Targets It 
tracks with the TADS (see below}. 

• FFARs (Folding Fin Aerial Rockets i 
arc simple unguiutsd weapon? that pro- 
duce a big bang wh«n they 
hit something. They are very 

inaccurate, but deal with soft, 
d^persfid targets well enough 
• A<3M-114Ae, more com- 
monly termed HeUhrcs, are 



un cyclic 

-'<' I laser guided anti armour 
weapons that pieico hard targets very 
effectively, but they can't harm soft tar- 
gets. They" re extremely accurate 
- unfortunate' y you can only 
carry a maximum of 16. 
• AIM-dLs ard widely known 
as Sidewinders These AAMs 
(Air to Air Missiles} are includ- 
ed in most simulations They home in 
on heat sources and are so sensitive they 
can find the wings and fuselage of aero- 



. VI Hi 



'■■:::.'.■-: i ccKecthw 



SECOND OPINION 
"Micioprose are well known for simulations and this is certainly their 
best to date. Not only is it very realistic and surprisingly fast, hut it's 
also fairly easy to play without wading through the huge manual 
More advanced players will still find the game challenging and you 
can build up q trite a collection of medals over your piloting career. 

The manual contains much information that's irrelevant, but never- 
less interesting. There's also a quick start option and a handy keyboard 
overlay to make things a little easier during play. 

There are two companies that show everyone else how to do it 
when it comes to simulations: Microprose and Digital Integration. 
Micioprose have moved into pole position. Now it's up to Digital 
Integration to try and reclaim the title. 

One last thing that might help you make up your mind: tape owners 
should beware that this is a continual multi-load game. " GBH 

GREEN SCREEN: Tricky hut playable 



AMSTRAD ACTION 




ACTION TEST 



p'aues. rather Uian oependir.g on 
flymg up the exhaust pipe of an 
engine Use them an the Hind. 

In pi&sent day warfare, the real 
usefulness of aircraft lins not so 
much In their flying ability as theii 
use at finding and destroying the 
enemy. Tin:; :unin aids for this are 
electronics or to use the correct 
tarm. avionics. 

The ApfiChe has an CKlremly 
impressive array of gadgets, TADS 
(Target Aquigition/Deslg nation 
System) is the heart of the Apache, 
and consists ol a laser, TV camera 
and infra-red sensor The system is 
located under the chin of the heli- 
copter and does all the hard work 
for you. pinpointing and identifying 
tameras. Two otfoei useful gadgets, 
aie the radar and Infra-red jam- 
mers which serve to confuse 
enemy search and guidance systems for 

-;on and missiles The drawback is 
that switching them on makes you more 
obvious - and enemy gunners have oyr 
balls to liack yoj with as a backup sys- 
tem 

Cruder methods are also available to 
confuse" die enemy electronics. Chaff is 
the nickname for the ?mti-radar system 
which launches thousands of strips, of 
aluminium, causing lots of blips on radar 
screens Flares are simply lumps of mag- 
nesium that burn at a high temperature. 
producing multiple targets ioi mlra-red 
weapons to lock-on to. 



qiui 



lao* an* no J — t ■ 

Iiud n»o Dia .* I *- 



A Hmii rwkmg p nuisance ai himself 





The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 



86% 



True perspective in three dimen- 
sion; 

■ Occasional ghtches and wipeouts 

irritate. 

SONICS 61% 

■ Kotois sound like, sewing machines 

Great explosions and wanting tiois- 
. es 

GRAB FACTOR 64% 

■ Tricky uo fly around 
Strong urge to explore 

STAYING POWER 94% 
_. Lots of challenges. 

You ran only ever improve 



AA RATING 



Too expensive to be Mastetgame 



Missions are easily changed Th* 

variable is the pilot who can foe replaced 
by a lowly sergeant. Pilots can also be 
loaded and saved The second variable » 
the campaign. Next comes mission ~ 
culty - regular, volunteer and volunteer 
hazardous du-.y 



And there are even more options: 
easy or realistic: settings on flying, land- 
ing and weather ; choice of opposition - 
third line yokels, second line reserve 
and front line shock troops; and equip- 
ment quality - such as missiles and guns 
- depending on troop quality. 

Once you have chosen yam mission 
you are given a briefing listing your pri- 
mary and secondary objectives Those 
are targets that must be rtftstroyed no 
matter how many others you hit. 
Intelligence mfotmation on troop and 
ecjuipmem quality is available, as well as 
a sick call option to chicken ouL. 

After that you choose your weapons. 
The weight limit of the Apache is limited 
according to the weather. Make sure yoa 
leave enough for fuel! 

Not so long ago the graphics on 
Gimshrp would be described as brilliant, 
and even after the Fieescape system 
used m Dz&lei and Dxikside they still rate 
very good Not only is there a true filled 
^n through the cockp.l window, but 
you can move this mew around to see 
what's to -he side and behind you. 
Occasionally however, transparent hills 
mar this effect 



The sound is average, 
with a rotor racket that g&ts 
right under your ekui. But 
enemy missile- and radar 
lock on is announced by 
, sound - a nice touch Above 

all, you know when you"re 
hit. cos the explosions are 
great. 

The most important 
skill in Hying is balance, If 
you can balance the cyclic 
and collective controls, 
malting sure the Apaches 
nose is pointing just 
so, then you've mas- 
teiod flying. Getting to that 
stage is a challenge in 
itself. When you're there 
you ear] stmt to fathom 
combat flying and gunnery. 
QitftShip is the simula- 
tor: nothing else comes 
close. I do foci, though, that iha CPC 
implementation is not fully complete. Do 
the Warsaw Fact leally paint their vehi- 
cles blight blue? And how come some 
can't be attacked for no good reason? 
Then there's the hills, which appear eo 
solid and than tade away lor a few sec- 
onds. Worst of all. in the box, along with 
the excellent manual, there $ a little card 
telling you what's missing on the CPC 
version For £15 orl 
£20 you expect fea- 
tures to be added: 
what you don't] 
expect, is a cut -down] 
conversion. 

Vietnam Is not] 
referred to any! 
where m the inarm -1 
als text. Could this] 
be anything to do] 
with recent history, 1 
wonder 9 Just a I 
thought... PbM: 

First Day Target; 
Survive in 'South 
East Asia' 



IS 




What you don't get for your £20 

uprose manual for Gunship is quite brilliant. It's 80 odd pages of It 



The Microprose manual for Grmship is quite brilliant. It's 80 odd pages of lavish, well 
written and beautifully iUustrsited material that assists greatly in the simulation illu- 
sion. 

Only thing is, it ami lor the Amstrad After the superb manual you discover a sin- 
gle plain piece ol card which outlines some of what you doni get for your £20 {it's 
not even complete). Such as: 



1. No roster of pilots - only one at a time 

2. Amstrad version does not give primary and secondary target loca- 
tions in mission briefing 

3. Accelerated time is not included 

4. Abort mission is not included 

5. The enemy appears as only one colour on the radar screen 

6. Vehicle identification is not included 



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DREAM WARRIOR 



US Gold « £9.93 eaes, £14.39 disk 
joystick/keys 

The world of th& futme is controlled by 

huge corporations under the dominion of 
the Focus Fellowship. Little is known of 
Focus's activities except that they can 

send dream demons into the mind of any- 
one who opposes them and make them go 
insane. Four people, the Asmen, discov- 
ered a way :o combat the dream d em tins, 
but uiioiLimaiely tines of therr. were 
drugged in dreams by the demons where 
they are now slowly going mad, You are 
the last Asmau and must rescue your com- 
rades. 

SECOND OPINION 
'Graphics arc quite nice, the 
gameplay is fun. Playing it for a 
while show up .the deficiences 
siich as naff animation and occa^ 
$idnai drougli i & of s&fa cards 
which mvcm a alow, lingering 
death. 

The idea is quite good and it '$ 
jasi'a shame k wasn 't taken a bit 
further. Not enough game here." 

pbM 
GREEN SCREEN: No complaints 




8ewere of I he demon 



A horizontally scrolling playing area 
covers most of the screen and a panel at 
rha bottom indicates your depth of sleep, 
score, card carried and a picture of the 



The Verdict 




GRAPHICS 


5ft% 


Smooth horizontal scrolling. 
■ Just a touch too much blue. 




SONICS 

■ Needs more effort 


24% 


GRAB FACTOR 


57% 

0. 


! Nearly always something lu i 


STAYING POWER .... 


.48% 


It'll take a long time to complete... 
■ Waiting for the right globe to come 

along is frustrating. 


A A RATING 


..51% 


■ Arguably not game of the year. 



ACT/ON TEST 



dreamer I: you I depth ol Bleep DMtei 
reaches sera then you wake and the game 
is over, 

Everything you need lo rescue the 
dreamers i£ in the dream, bul so are the 
hazards to prevent you. Four types of 
globe drift about and when shot they 
deposit their contents. The four colours 
each contain a different thing: blue have 
bits of the dreamer's psychic image, green 
have energy for the dream hopper, led 
contain safe access cards and grey have 
lift access cards. 

A safe contains deep sleep draughts so 
that you stay asleep longer and lilts allow 
iruvul between levels. Tlie dream hopper 
allows movement from dream to dream. 
To complete a dream you muse collect all 
the pieces of psychic image for the dream- 
er and when all three dreamers are free 
you can look for the doorway to the most 
dangerous diea::i demon. Ocular. 

Scrolling is smooth and fast. The 
graphics are perhaps a Utile too blue, but 
the sprites move well and the Asman is 
animated very well, Sounds effects are 
almost non-existent and tunes are played 
silently. 

Collecting bits of dreamer is time con- 
suming and leads to boredom. It's just a 
matter of shoot the globe, collect the blob 
and repeat until your mind Shuts down. 
Sleep well. GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Free a dreamer 



BUBBLE GHOST 



Ittfogrames * £3.35 cass, £14.95 disk 
joys tick/keys 




%?n*%<^< 






• I'm forever blowing bubbles 



You may think being a ghost is just a mat 
ter of drifting around wearing a sheet and 
saying boo, but you'd be wrong. The star 
of this spooky story, a poor unfortunate 
ectoplasm ic being, has lost his soul. He 
knows where it is - in a bubble - and he 
wants it back. To become whole again he 
nust guide his bubble ilurough the castle. 
The castle is made up of a multitude of 
interconnecting rooms, each filled with 
hazards. Nothing worries the ghost ho 
can pass straight through anything with- 
out a worry - but the bubble is much 
more sensitive about thin as and bursts 



when it touches anything that isn't the 
ghost Moving a bubble when you have no 
body is not easy You have to blow it 
everywhere. 

Each room is made up of lots of sharp 
objects jus* waiting to pop your bubble- 
knives, spates, candles, disembodied 
heads and even the wails. Electric fans 
blow the bubble off onto a spiky bit 

Surprisingly for an inlogrames game 
there's no rnusic, bul the sound effects ate 
good. The background graphics are simple 
and the sprites are flickery. but there are 
some humorous effects: wheD the bubble 
bursts the ghost looks most annoyed. 

This is a simple game in concept that's 
rniodbogglingly frustrating and also 

SECOND OPINION 

Tvh always liked OPC games that 
originate- in France. They seem to 
hnvB ft style you £*st don 'l fmd 
anyvf here else - which is not neo 
esssirtty to say they're any better- 
Bubble Ghost has an original 
theme, goodish graphics and 
fiendishly tricky gameplay. For a 
whUe you think you've cracked it 
only to fail on a new screen. Good 
Stuff, PbM 

GREEN SCREEN: No problem 



immensely addictive. It'll wear off. but 
you'll get a few hours of enjoyment 
GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Complete 10 screens 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 54% 

D Some humorous touches to the 
graphics. 

■ Flickery sprites. 

SONICS 35% 

□ Effects are fine, bul there grant 
many. 

GRAB FACTOR.. 68% 

A nice idea that works well, 

■ Some early rooms are too difficult 
and siop the enjoyment. 

STAYING POWER .56% 

Urge castle to explore. 

■ May tire of it if you keep getting 
stuck in the same room. 



AA RATING 



A fun game unfortunately spoiled a 
little by flickery graphics. 



AMSTBAD ACTION 



ACTION TEST 



ATV SIMULATOR 



Codfl Masters 
joystick/keys 



£1.99 cass 



AD Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) are tractors, 
more or lflS&. that can travel over just 

about any kjid y-f terrain. /iTFSmjriiaror is 
either a simultaneous two player or single 
player game se: over a serins of coupes of 
increasing difficulty. 

The screen is split across the middle" 
one jjali for each player with a score panel 
to the right and .9 dork below the playing 
area. Your ATV sits in Hit* centre of hori- 
zontally scrolling playing area. 

Your ob] Active is Lo leach the end of 
the stage before the timer reaches the 
preset time linn'.. Succeed and you 30 onto 
the nest course; tail and it's game over. 




• Tweplayef aclion 



SECOND OPINION 
"fTm, J wcmde£. . Gary sutqwets tills 
is too easy, but I'm not so sure. 
Obviously with a budget game 

miwYlpeopl&.vtho.buy ATV aw like- 
ly to bS at.sc&oo? rzuhei ihhn college 
or m work- many, l-s&id, not all* - 
asK3i.ii may well be $mi#s$ that -t: . 
they find tbp W.pC&'V&ttn.ted Code ■ 
Masters plsyhhifixy' about n#rt tin 
them. 

I Besides, wtia-t's easy for orte,rMj> ; 
sdif (m this tsfee someone who ' ' ; 

$my fox mpttoei whui do you 
■misk?"-*? .: ;; *■**■£%> 

GREEN SCREEN: OK 



The first two courses are Sand Dumng' 
and Grass Trakin', neither ot which are 
particularly difficult to complete, 'Icebergs 
-i the third one and things begin to get 
tougher from here onwards with 
Pyramids' very hard to complete. 

Sound effects arc basically engine nois- 
es and collisions, but you do gel a pretty 
good tune on the title screen. The horizon- 
tal scrolling is smooth and fast The 
spntes are only in two eokmrs and not 
particularly colourful and scenery is like- 
wise lacking Ji co.oir 




The Verdict 

GRAPHICS...., .56% 

Smooth liomontai scrolling, even in 
two player mode 

■ Colour could have been used better 

SOJJIC5 .,.63% 

Good music o~ the ttlfi screen, 

GRAB FACTOR 66% 

Two player action adds to the fun. 

■ Possibly too easy to begin with 

STAYING POWER 52% 

Courses uiciease in <fifllcuity.„ 

■ but they do so in jumps rather than 
steps. 



AA RATING 



Worth a look. 



As with moat oi the Code blasters stuff 
it's not brilliant, but no; appalling either 
Good fun to start with, but perhaps a little 
lacking in depth and sophistication over 
the long term. GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Complete icebergs' 



ACTION FORCE 



Virgin •£395 cass, £14.05 disk 
joystick/keys 



You're Wild Bill, pilot of the Dragonfly 

helicopter and you have a mission: to 
ensure the sale arrival of the A.W.E, 
Striker at ;Us desmnuon. The Striker, 
though, lias two problems: it bumps into 
things and ,t fails down holes, and neither 
is veiy good for it. There are also lots of 
nasty Cobia forces £mt there just wnt.irq 
10 blast anything into Mttle pieces. 

Across the bottom oi the screen, where 
your score is shown, is a status panel 
informing you of the condition of the 
Dragonfly and the Striker To the upper 
part is the horizontally scrolling playiny 
which is centered around your helicopter 

There are several levels to the game, 
each more drinciJt than the last, but still 
1/Gry similar in style Of play. Strewn about 
the landscape are holes that must be 
bridged mid barriRTs to be destroyed .so 
mat the Striker can ©nil at the end of the 
level Fortunately there are sections of 



The Dragonfly hovers menacingly 




SECOND OPINION , 
*Tnp combination of mier*g&rtie 

inessa ge§ o$i$oi] fclife-.ga m & s ! i&nbt 
agouti one) l&eyisa&lf vpth s tfew 
game yyu lake tim& id gefw knbw 
yoiii tvay about, and (obehejd 
back likexhis- dspepi&lly in a. Qp^i& 
trmL.moves so fast - is very frus- 
trating. ■ ?p I 

Stilly 01: soon improve, sfter 
.which things pick up. ft bit. *■■• SC 

GKEEN SGBgEN: So jeoiajplaiiits 



bridges covering some of the holes, but 
Rven so theie arc more hales than bridges. 
You therefore have to carry b;:dge see 
tions from place to place and make sure 
the Striker gets through Any barriers char 
yqu come across muil be shot *o pieces o: 
bang goes the Striker. That's about it: you 
hurtle around blasting enemies and pro- 
tecting the Striker. 

Considering the speed at which Lhe 
landscape scrolls it's stiil remarkably last 
It's a pity as much effort wasn't put mlo 
the graphics us was put into the scrolling 
- they're lacking in both detail and cofcrta 
Sound is just a handful of effects and 
there are no tunes. 

Action force is one of those games 
that's frustrating, but for the wrong rea- 
sons level two is incrcdfoly tight on tun- 
ing to destroy the first obstacle before the 
Striker gets to 11 and that tends to annoy 



rather than make you play again. At the 
Start of the game and between levels £ 
message sqne'ebes onto the screen at an 
yawnfully slow rate, They're interesting 
the first time, but to the middle of a game 
the last thing that you want is a tedious 
delay before you go to next hit. £9 is lot to 
ask tor tins sort of thing CBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Complete level two 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 49% 

Excellent scrolling that's bofli fast and 
smooth. 
■ Ineffective use of colour 



SONICS 

■ Feeble sound effects. 



.23% 



GRAB FACTOR ,.,.45% 

■ lEiurialingly difficult on lave! two 

■ inter-level messages are ted ous and 
superfluous 

STAYING POWER 51% 

It should taice a fong tim^ to CQmp.ett? 
all oi -no levels. 

■ Only one hie? Unplayable 



AA RATING 



46% 



Eto e bad idea just badly executed 



ACT/ON TEST 



OVERLANDER 



Elite • £5.39 cass, £14.99 disk 
joystick/keys 



Take one [lice green plane:, remove the 
ozone layer and what do you get? A 
desert world where the population is 
forced to live in huge underground cities 
so that they're not exposed to the ietha, 
solar radiation The only people who 
travel from c:ty to city arc the 
Overlanders. who drive around in custom 
built cars and travel between cities for 
fun. 

A dashboard occupies the lower third 
of \hv screen and the rest is taker 
with the road, inter i: ml ion on your 
weapons systems, speed and fuel is 
shown on. the dashboard and the road" 
has a view of vcii;r cat from the rear as 
well as any ba<iguys or obstacles in your 
way, 

Your rjar can be eq. lipped With a wide 
range uf equipmen: to help in arriving at 
vo'j: dc3-.jriat:on. They include missiles, 
huJ'.RtpToofing turbo chargers and so on. 
All cost, az.fi some axe very expensive. 

With your car eguipped you set off for 
your desiuiaiion and then you encounter 
the Surface Dwellers They live to kill 
and Gverlanders. are .he only tfung lltar 
they can geL Sulfate Dwellers are split 




mio gangs thai employ various tactics to 
destroy you. Kamikaze e's (then spelling) 
we suicidal motoreyt:i:isis. roudhogs try 
to push you off the road, crawlers use 
shot gun emplacements and wrecked 
cars and of froa tiers a re heavily armed 
and drive armoured trucks. 

The graphics are lacking *n colniir, hut 
:he 3D peipective road moves quite 
smoothly arid quickly towards you, There 
are no tunes m the game, though there's 
an excellent gcic on the title screen. 
Sound effects are abundant and serve 
then purpose. 

At first it just looks like Outrun with- 
out the colour, but with speed. After 
extended play, however, you discover an 

SECOND OPINION 
"From an objective standpoint tl 
game has Uttte content, bat you tt 
avoiding a cherry blossom biker at 
1 50 kph ru be coming back to this 
ga me after I've got over the ner- 
vous breakdown caused by frustra- 
tion/ PbM 

GREEN SCREEN: A little trickier than 
colour, but still OK. 




The Verdict 

GRAPHICS... 56% 

Boad moves smoothly towards you. 

■ Lacking ja culour. 

sonics 59% 

Great title tune. 

GRAB FACTOR 64% 

Gratuitously blasting away at :liir.gs 
i£ fun. 

■ Kamikaze bikers are vei y annoying, 

STAYING POWER 58% 

■ Fust route -ia just a tfttfe too uicky to 
complete. 

Plenty of routes to complete m a 
guest for the high snore. 



A A RATING .81% 



Nol mind blowing stuff, but fun. 



element of strategy involved m deciding 
which weapons to arm yourself w;th nnri 

which cargo to choose. rCot brilliant but 
definitely not awful either GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Complete the first mission 



MARAUDER 



Hewson • £9.99 cass, £14.99 disk 
joystick/keys 

Long, long ago the Jewels oi Ozyanandius 
were stolen by a cruel and despoQc civili- 
sation and buried deep beneath the sur 
face of the planet Mergation. You need to 
recover the jewels aitd in your Marauder 
Baltlecar arrive on the planet, which Is 
prelected by an ancient defence 

An aerial view of the scrolling playing 
men shows your car and its surroundings. 
A panel below shows yuui Jives, siimri 
bombs and any messages that appear. 

Then ihcre'fl the weapon beacons 
which flash through red, yellow, cyan, 
blue, purple and green Red. yellow and 
cyan are beneficial : they give you an extra 



SECOND OPINION 
"A curiosity, this: it's a poorish 
game by Hewson s high standards, 
yet it would he a blockbustei lor 
many otheu 

Fee another vertical scrolling 
shoot-omup, but one requiring 
thought as well as fast coordina- 
tion.' PbM 

GREEN SCREEN: All dear 



smart bomb shields and a bonus life 
respectively. Shields reaves you invulnera- 
ble for 10 seconds and the smart bombs 
slow away everything on screen Blue, 
purple and green axe harmful! control 
reversal, lose a life and laser jammed are 
the consequences. 



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avoided and bad guys to blast. It has a 
similar addictive quality that Jseeps you 
wanting to play just once more. And the 
music is brilliaiit. GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Complete zone 1 



fciwh 



Approaching an oFfjDHder 



The graphics are well drawn, colour is 
well used and the scrolling is very smooth. 
An excellent tune plays on the title screen 
and another even batter one plays 
throughout the game Tf you prefer sound 
effects then you can turn the tune off and 
have them instead. 

Fust impressions of just another shoot 
'cm up with pretty graphics disappear 
after a lew games The weapon beacons, 
essential to solving the game, make a dif- 
ference. Just going for extra lives is noL a 
good idea, and there ore times when the 
only way out rs to use a smart bomb. In 
some "ways it's like Highway Fncnuntftr, 
with problems to be solved, hazards to be 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 78% 

Excellent use of. colour. 
I Smooth vertical scrolling, 

SONICS ,84% 

Fantastic title tune... 
. . And an even better one in play. 

GRAB FACTOR 76% 

Immensely addictive. 

■ Very frustrating, until you learn your 
way around. 

STAYING POWfcR 72% 

I i Completing one level is tough 

enough. 

■ Annoying when ygu'ru sent a long 

way hack becasue yo"j lost a life 



AA RATING 



A very good game... 

hut Hewson are capable ol more. 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



ACTION TEST 



BIONIC COMMANDO 



Go • £9.99 case, £14.39 disk 
joystick/keys 

Once upon a rime there was a nice little 

planet inhabited by happy people. One 
day some aliens cgbiu along and lay waste 
to ihe planeL. Ten year. 1 ; pass and the 
alien!* manage to create a doomsday 
weapon to eiase humankind from the 
planet forever. The doomsday miss tie 
must be deactivated and only the elite 
unit of bionic commandos can do the ]ob. 

You are the green and black figure try- 
tug to avoid cr kill the green and black fig- 
ures biding in the green and block 
scenery. The green and black screen 
scrolls in four diections as you try and 
reach the end ol the stage. There are five 
stages: the dying forest, erne castle, infil- 

OPINIGN 
"Bionic Commando - the first 
game for the colourblind! 
Sarcasm apart, the game does 
b%v& a certain quality a/Jd / found 
myself playing it qutta a lot. I 
daresay that over the medium 
term (next Wednesday) I'll hee 
tierest* PbM 



OLOTjR SCREEN: Ail green 



nation, the control room and the silo. 

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connecting platforms and is swarming 
with enemy troops. Some areas are also 
mined and Occupied by bees with a sting- 
ing tendency, Later levels have cannon, 
suicide ticops and giant robots thai all 
have the same idea; to kill you, Movement 



The Verdict 

GRAPHICS 24% 

l i Animation is donft fairly well. 

■ Where has all the colour gone? 

son res 26% 

■ Bang, 

GRAB FACTOR 45% 

Doing turzan impression while hang- 
ing by un extended arm is I he most 
enjoyable par. of the game. 

■ Frustrating when you die in on 
unavoidable situation 

STAYING POWER 36% 

I Stages are difficult, but not impossi- 
ble to complete. 



AA RATING 



39% 




on the w)c hand you get Heroes of 
the lAiice and on the other you gat 

TH'S 1 




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hnf.ween platfuims is achieved by extend- 
ing your bionic arm towards the platform 
in question and then pulling yourself up. 

Anyone with a colour monitor will 
Instantly thin* that there's something 
wrong with it, but they'll be wrong. 
because the game really to hi green anrii 
black In subsequent stages the two' 
colours change, but it's still bad having! 
only two colours. The graphics in general 
are poor and the strolling leaves much :o 
be desired, Sound Is ]»st a mrxtuie of 
crude explosions and shooting effects. 

There have boon games m the pas: 
lucking distinctly like a straight pott from 
another 280 based computer that shall 
remain nameless. This one in particn'-ai 
loots terrible Graphics like this should] 
have died, out years ago and the gameplav 
leaves a lat to be desired too, GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Complete stage two 



URIDIUM 



ttewfrm* "£1,99 cass 

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The solar system, you'll no doubt bo sur- 
prised- to find, is under attack yet again. 
Some little aliens have placed huge dread- 
noughts around the fifteen planets in your 
corner of the galaxy. Mineral resources 
are being drained from the core of the 
planets, and this a considered naughty by 
the populations of the worlds. Some hero- 
ic person must get up there and stop 
them and you're the one to do it. 

You climb into the seat of your Mama 
class space fighter and head for the first 
of the dreadnoughts. Each dreadnought is 
one screen high and several wide. As you 
fly across the surface of the huge ship ft 
scrolls horizonally beneath you. Aliens 

SECOND OPINION 
T found the homers made. tins u 
very difficult game, but fortunate- 
ly TJridiuia has that elusive quail- : 
ty that makes you come hack to it 
again and again . " 3PbM 

GREEK SCREEN: No problem 




Your Mania flies across the surface of a 

d resin oug hi 



sweep in from both sides of the screen to 
destroy anyone coming too near. 

To knock out a dreadnought you have 
first to destroy the aliens flying across its 
sjrface and blast any ground targets that 
you come across. Take care with tho 
meteor shields and communications aeri- 
als, though, because your ship explodes 
on impact. When everything has Often 
blasted a 'land now' message appears and 
you just touch down Co gain loads of 
points and go to the next dreadnought. 

There's not much colour: everything's 
in two colours, bit they do change from 
level to level The graphics are detailed 
and the horizontal scrolling fast. A won- 
derful tune plays on the title screen and 
the sound effects are pretty good too. 



The plot may not be very sophisticated 

- you fly around and blast away at things 

- but there is a certain olement of satis- 
faction when you destroy a dreadnought, 
Great value for money. GBH 

FIRST DAY TARGET 
Destroy three dreadnoughts 



The Verdict 
graphics. 



57% 

Fast horizontal scrolling 

Colour could have been used more. 



SONICS 

Brilliant title tune. 
■ Adequate effects. 



.56% 



GRAB FACTOR .58% 

I Plenty in blast and a little to think 

about 
■ Frustrating having to completely 

restart a level when your ship is 

destroyed. 

STAYING POWER .....54% 
Z' Fifteen dreadnoughts to destroy 



A A RATING 



Good old fashioned sliooi-ern-up. 



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E LOOK 



A new series on graphics by Pat McDonald 



When I run the screen dttmp program 
by William Weir in A A 35. read the letter, 
"why do 1 get Syntax Ector in line 90? 

This gentleman was not the only one 
lo have trouble with this listing, And the 
problems arose not because the program 
didn't work, but because he didn't 
understand what it did, He was trying to 
load ta anothm program to toad a screen, 
rather than relying on the printer dump 
i uself doing the job. 

This suggests that there axe others 
who don't fully understand graphics on 
the Amstrad. And that's hardly surpris- 
ing. So welcome to a new series that 
aims to take you right from square one. 
You dont need any previous computing 
experience to follow it - but it you arent 
a beg Lime: there should be plen*y here 
for you too. 



Square one 



Your screen consists of an area you can 
write on and alter, via your keyboard, 
swrounded by a border T.hat you cannot 
write on. You can. however, change the 
border $ colour, The area within the bor« 
dor is generally referred to as the paper 
area On ibis area tne smallest dot (or 
pixel, meaning picture element} varies 
according to how many coiours you have. 
Ln loud, raucous mode 0, for instance, up 
to 16 colours are available, Howe vox, the 
pixels are very big the paper area can 
be thought of as a grid of 160 pixels 
across by 200 deep. 

Compare this with the compromise 
mode 1, the graphics mode the computer 
is m when you turn it oil It can have four 
different colours visible at the same time 
but the grid or resolution - is hnei, 
comprising 320 across by 200 deep 

When you need high resolution 
(wordprocessors and spreadsheets 
spnng to mind) mode 2 is the best. With 
only two colours to play with you're lim- 
ited in what you can do, bur the horizon- 
tal resolution has doubled again to 640 
pixels by 2 Q0- 

Tt's interesting to compare these dif- 
ferent screen modes :>v typing mode C 
viewing the Beady incssage, then typing 
mode i and viewing etc. Notice how the 
CPC characters consist of the same pixc. 
shapes, hut because of the different reso- 
lution the characters are distorted in dif 
Cerent modes. 



in mode the pixels are rectangles 
lying on their sides, in mode 1 they are 
roughly square and in mode 2 they're 
rectangles again, this tima standing up. 

Note how characters, even if suppos- 
edly of different sizes, also follow a grid, 
Thia consists of 20 characters across for 
mode 0, 40 for mode 1 and 80 for mode 2 
Not too hard to grasp, is it? 

Zoom in 

Lets take a closer 
look at colours. A 
pixel on an Amstrad 
screen can be any 
one of 27 different 
eoioiirs, but the 
screen mode deter- 
mines just how many 
can be used on the 
screen at once. This 
range of colours is 
called the palette 
and its relationship 
to rhe screen is a 
trickier concept to 
grasp. 

The screen mode 
has a set number of ink pens, uito which 
can go various colours selected from the 
patetr.fi. And then pixels can be set using 
the inks. 

Simple eh? Well, it's round about here 
things get a little more complicated, 
because one of the inks is generally 
referred to as the paper colour. This is 
ink number 0. and is used as a back- 
ground for graphics, Most of the time, 
that is, 

To demonstrate, reset your Amstrad 
and type the following' ink c-,9. This 
a els the paper colour - ink number (i - to 
green. (For a hill list of colour numbers 
refer, e.g., to Chapter 1, page 48, 6128 
manual.) But it does this for everything 
already drawn in the background ink - 
whicn is most ol the screen - instantly. 
All ink changes are done at a similar 
spesd, 



[,'nming soon, a gallery at your artwork II 
you'L'fi diauvsi any rjraprucs on a CPC. send 
us a tape or disk. Don't forget Ip enclose 
an SAE If you want n hack, and post it to: 
The Look. Amstrad Action, 4 Queen St, 
Bath. Avon BA1 1EJ. 



A different viewpoint 

From the Amstrad 'a viewpoint, however, 
everything is different. All it 3ees is a 
block of its memory - from 49152 to 
65636. If a zero is placed in all of these 
memory locations, then the whole screen 
is put to pen/ink 0, i.e. the paper colour 

(Incidentally, the way to use the 
Printer Dump program mentioned above 
is to save tha so: eon as a binary file 
when it's actually being displayed. The 
syntax is: 

3AVT "fileium".b,491W, 16364, 

The dump routine now loads hack this 
binary IJe into the screen, and prints a 

copy, | 

What happens when diffarent num- 
bers are placed m the graphics memory? 
This is essentially what the print, dram 
and plot commands do, Moru of them 
next month : for now let's sticx with the 
computer's 
perspective. 





* M ode D T Mode 1 and Mod* 
2 pixels 



Type in cls to clear 

the screen, and try typ- 
ing the following: POKE 
49192, n whore n is a 
number from to 265, 
This changes a particu- 
lar memory location 
that corresponds with 
the top -middle of the 
screen. 

The computer notices the changes to 
the screen memory, and changes some of 
'.lie pixels to diiferent ink combinations, 

Now type HOPS 2 and repeat the 
above pokes;, Lovers of binary [but what 
you do in yout private itle is your own 
affair) will spot the system automatical- 
ly 

To compare the number with the pixel 
formation, do the poke and then type: 
print niNS(n) This gives you a binary 
(noughts and ones) representation of the 
number. 

Try using MOOtl and M3DE tt r s not 
so straightforward this time, is iff 



Catch next months Look for an explanation 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



HARDWARE 




Stereo for your CPC! 



We know how valiantly oui Amsttads attempt to enter La in us 
with theii efforts at sound We nil wish, secretly, it was a little 
better The; puny loudspeaker on the machines doesn't help - its 
a commonly known fact that small speakers don't reproduce bass 

sound;-: at, all well 

Just putting the standard mono sound through a bigger speak- 
er isn't the best solution, hownvai, The way to go is to take the 
sittrfiO output from an Arasrxad, amplify it and send it to two dif- 
ferent speakers. This results in a much richer sound. 

There arc conuncrcial equivalents of such a device {the E30 
Siren Software SoandbJastar springs 10 mind - see AA2JI bin tHey 
cost an. awful lot. So here's & project that lets you appreciate CPC 
sound as opposed to cursing it. 



Preparation 



The component layout shown is for Verostnp. which has pie-cut 
tracks, You siuiy, of course, use any Verobnard yon have on hand. 
In which case you should ha knowledgablc enough Ui da you* 
own layout from the circuit, ri jag ram provided. 



a) 



ELECTHOLYTIC 
CAPACITORS 



THE LEAD 
NEAREST TO - 
THIS PATTERN 
IS NEGATIVE 



PIN 1 



COMPONENT 
OHIENTATION 




DIMPL.& 




FIG.1 



RLL TRl 
C4 



I 



LEFT 

SPEAKER 

% 111 ITCH 



BIGHT 


SPEAKER « 


l/P LEFT 


I /P RIGHT 


l.'P GROUND 


B ® 



l.'P GROUND * V V • • R 




LINKS W TOTAL! 
SHOWN IN BLUE 

C7 ISLINKEOTO 
R2 ON THE SURFACE, 
THEN SLEEUEO 



HRl 



ALL TRACKS BROKEN 



m AMSTRAD ACTION 



A. 

HARDWARE 



Any mote for any more? 

Have you a project? We prefer small, easy to build - and 
cheap! - designs but we consider everything. And we pay 
toojbetween £4Q-£60, according to quality and presentation. 
It's a good idea to include full diagrams. Qur skilled and 
dedicated art staff {snigger snigger} redraw these, so don't 
worry if it isn't a work of art - just make it clear and easy to 
understand. Send your Fair light emulator to; Hardware 
Projects, Amstrad Action, 4 Queen St, Bath BA1 1EJ 



b) 



C) 



l/P GROUND 



JACK -PLUG 

WIRING 




POI. 
SHAFT 



if? 
RIGHT 




The Verostrip must have all of its tracks cut, The direction of 
the cut must be across the tracks in trip middle of the board. To 
break, tracks, either use a drill bit with some tape on it, or cut 
using a sharp blade. The first method is preferable as short cir- 
cuits are less likely. 

Construction 

First, solder the plain wire unks in place (seven m total! as in 
figure 1 Cut the potentiometer shaft to a little over the right 
length - too shon and the knob wont fit on it Insert it into the 
position shown, You may need to enlarge the pot mounting 
holes sightly, Onto you havo a fir,, solder it. Take your time over 
the potentiometer: the fit is quite important, because it's a mov- 
ing part. 

Now solder the resistors and capacitors into the board, 
ensuring that those capacitors marked with a plus [+) are 
installed the right way round, {Resistors are not so fussy.} 
Finally, solder the integrated circuit, chip into place, again ensur- 
ing that it is the correct way round: look for the slot or dimple on 
the chin, 

Next, solder the battery lead, the speaker leads and the mput 
Ipad into place. Put the stereo jack plug onto the end of r.ho -npiu 
lead Before final assembly of the case, you had better test the 
circuit. 

Test it, use it 

Solder a link where the on/off switch is to be wired. Plug in the 
battery, and glorious stereo should come forth. It's amazing the 
difference this can make on games such as Glider Rider, 
Undmin and ATF. not to mention the Advanced Music System - 
oh, OK then, and the Advanced Music System. 



Tidying up 



Drill the case as in figure 4 Take somn time over this, as it 
affects the final look of the project. Fit the switch into the case 
and solder the switch leads (not forgetting to romove the tempo- 
rary link). You can mount the circuit board and battery using 
sticky pads. The shaft needs to protrude from the case by about 



FIG.2 



fa-) 



irp i 



j\fi 



lSVL 







5/1 G\ so Unit U until it's light. At this point you need lo unsolder 
the speaker temporal ily and input leuds. in ordci lo push them 
through the holes. Assemble the case, fit the knob, and get out 
those games with the best sound FX 



Component List 



Maplin Code Unit Cost 



Ref Description 

R1.2 2 X 4.7 Ohm Resistors M4R7 £0.12 

VRi Dual pot., log. 47K Ohms FX11WI EI.6Q 

CI elect cap. IQuF 25V FF04E £0.08 

C2,3 2Xeiect. capiOOuFlOV FFlQL £0.08 

C4,5 2 X elect, cap. 470U.F 16V FF15R £0,25 

C6.7 2 X poly cap OluF WW41U £0.15 

IC1 TDA 2822 stereo amplifier UJ38R £1.50 



Hardware 






SW1 Switch SPST 


YX64U 


£0.98 


Stereo Jack Plug 3.5mm 


HF98G 


£0.28 


PP3 Battery connector 


HF28F 


£0.12 


Knob 


FE14Q 


£0.28 


Case 


LH14 


£0.98 


Verostrip 


FL17T 


£1.80 


SF1.2 2 X Loudspeakers 


YJ16S 


£2.50 



Abbreviations: 

pot, - potentiometer, log. ■ logarithmic, elect, = electrolytic. 
cap. - capacitor, poly, polyester, ur rtucrc GwadS, SPST 
single pole single travel, 



If you already posess 
some speakers (any 8 
Ohm impedance speakers 
will work) and some 
Verostrip, then the total 
cost is just over seven 
pounds. 

Take note that the unit 



cost prices are not totally 
inclusive, so expect to pay 
more than we list here. 
Contact: v 0702 5S4 155. 
Maplin Electronics Ltd, 
PO Box 3. ftftyleigh, Essex, 
SS6 8LR. 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



Pages packed with powerful programs 



Anatomy of a type-in 



Writing games is not just a matter of 
capable programming it requires good 
ideas oc which games can be based tu 
make them tun to piay. Each game 
needs a good 'story* to iliualsate it 

I'd long been trying to produce a 
maze-based. Pacman- style game, but 
couldn't so'.ve trie prohtem r>f fxiltision 
detection ii e how to stop my controlled 
character walking through maze walls). 
Then 1 spotted a short machine-code 
routine by RpM (that's Richard 
MonteiiG. ol sainted memory, and it 
was in AA22 -ml.). This identified tjjai- 
aclors printed on the screen. I was 
sway 1 

1 incorporated RprVTs code, using it to 
stop the characters falling through barri- 
eia and tu deteul colli siting between the 
diameter and spikes 01 gums. Usmy ihv 
INXEY command to detect key presses 
and joystick movement I gave the player 
control, positioning the character with 
the LOCATE command, 

As the computer scans the keyboard 
fifty ;im«5 every sutuikd to see whethei 
a key is being pressed, each key has two 
stales: pleased and nut pleased, repre- 
sented by and -1 respectively. Each 
key also lias a number identifying it. 

So ItvKEY (471=0 THEN... to the com 
puiei meant. "If kev uunibei 47 (space 
bar) is being pressed then ' 

The character's position is deter- 
miner! by two variabifis, x and y. In 
response to the player's control the char- 
acter can he deleted. 3ts co-ordinates (x 
and y) changed, and the cliaiacter 
reprinted in a new location For 
instance, LOCATE. x,y:?" ' deletes ihe 
chaiacter; x-x+\ changes its position 
{in this case, moves it right), LOCATE 






x,y:' -^charade r> ropiints the character. 

'The treasure hunter itself {don't ask 
me what kind uf a beast it is!) is com- 
posed of graphics characters which 1 
designed myself using the SYMBOL 
AFTER and SYMBOL commands. (Jfg a 
pity these aren't clearly explained in the 
User Instructions, by the way - you'll 
have to look them up in nooks and 
mags. | 

The characters are printed alternate- 
ly m the same location (x,y). giving a 
near animation effect. This uses the 
NOT command (baaed on the electronics 
not gate}, working on the principle that 
NOT 1-6) and NOT 0-1. 

'I gave the variable 'a' an initial value 
ol Li 'line 3 10), and included the corn 
maud a-NOT a lime 660) in the pro 
grain. The value of 'a' alternates 
between and 1, and the character 
printed depends on these values (lines 
51 n and 52(1). 

1 added some sound commands to 
produce short notes as the chaiaclei 
(alls or rises , the tone depending on the 
position of the chuiiiCUji (va liable y). 

'Then I added colour using then INK, 
PEN and BORDER, commands,, all of 
which are well explained m the User 
Instructions. T had to fixercise great care 
over my choice of colours since 1 was 
working with a green screen monitor. 

'Hops ymi enjoy playing Treasure 
/juntas much as I did writing, it! 1 



Benedict Garrett, 16, is a sixth former 
at Launceston College, Cornwall, 
studying A level maths, physics and 
chemistry. He hopes to study com- 
puter science at university. 



Oops! 



It was rf.e heat... there was a power-cut.,, the 
Office was off sick... the editor had a brain- 
storm .. Pleeeasef You've got to believe us. 

Thats right, we're talking about lust mon- 
th's spectacular boo- boo. Brilliant as b was, 
ws had no intention o! tumtirsy W.R.Sin&eL's 
'Pciienal Spending progfiasa twice (and no, 
W.RSlreel, ym, rlmi" <it=r fiftid I.Wscef). That 
also meant that Ben Garrett's 'Treasure Hunt' 
i)<>i. c.j' "If in Ms Dnnio So to mfthe amends 
were printing it again - but this time in full 
{wo hopu!}. 



Treasure Hunt 

1 'Treasure Bunt 

2 'By BanediCu G*rx*tt 

3 'Arastiad Action September 19B3 
10 " Variables. inJts, graphics. 
23 MODE Q:sc=O:lev=i:«Cx-0 

30 XSn 0, :l:BCKCER 11 
40 IKK 1 .24: INK 2,6:IHK 3,0:TNK 4,15,3 
50 RANDOMIZE TIME: SYMBOL AFTER 2S0 
60 SYMBOL 250,255,171.213,171,213,171, 

213,255 
70 SIfflBOL 251,9, 8, 8, 28,2fi, 62,*2, 127 
80 SYMBOL 252,60, 126,219,255, 129, 155, 

126,195 



90 SYMBOL 253,0,0,60,126,2:9,255.126.195 
10Q ' Machine code ( Thanks RpM ) . 

110 FCK t = tBF00 TO tfiFOfi 

120 BEAD «$ 

130 POKE t,VAL("i "+■$) 

140 NEXT 

150 DATA od,60,fcb.32,07,bf,c9 

160 ' Game preparation 

no cls 

180 LOCATE 1. 1:PEN 3 : PHINT"*IBEAHURE HCMT 

By Ban" 
190 LOCATE 1,2: PRINT STRI»S${20, -='} 
200 LOCATE 5,12PRINT"0. to Quit" 

210 pbm 1 

220 locate 2, 4:prbjt-'« use joystick **" 

230 LOCATE 2. H PHINT "L to change 
LMWL." 

240 LOCATE :. 24; PRINT < Any iwy to start 

> M 
250 PEN 2 
260 LOCATE 3. 6: PRINT CHR$(240);" K«i 

270 LOCATE 3. B: PRINT CHR$(242) . " neve 

left . " 
280 LOCATE 3, ID: PRIST C3R${241>; 

*.« .neve right. N 
290 PEN lr LEGATE 6, 20 : PRINT 'Level : "lev 
300 PEN 3: LOCATE 7, 22; PRINT Swi*"scr 
310 «=2y=a:a=0 
320 CALL £BB03:CALL 41818 
330 IF INKE!f(S7)=« THEN PEN 1;MQDE 

2:LI3T 
340 IF INKEY(36)=0 AND lav=l TBEN PEN 

3:LCCATE 5, I7:lNP0t ' Level:", law: 

GOTO 350 ELSE 360 
350 CT l«v<l OR lev>30 TBEN l#v=l:COTO 

170 
360 CLS.PEN l:POR f=l TO 20 
370 LOCATE f,l:PRMP CHR$(2S0> 
380 LOCATE f, 24: PRINT OTO$ (250) 
390 NEXT 

400 FOR £-1 TO 24 
410 LOCATE 1, CtPRIHT CUR3(2SQ) 
420 LOCATE 20, f .PRINT CBR$(2S0) 
430 NEXT 

440 FOR f=l TO 90t(5*l€V) 
450 LCCATEIHT(RNI> (11*1842}. 

rHT(BNDlH*22+3) :PEN 1 : PRINT 

CHR$ (250): NEXT 
4€0 FOR f-1 TO 5+5*l«v: LOCATE 

INTtRNDtl) *17+3) , INT(R*B (If 

•21+2) :PEN 3:PRINT CHRS (251) :NEXT 
470 PEN 4:POR f=l TO 10 
480 LOCATE INT(RND(l}U7+3} 

, rNT£RND(l>*2l+2l :CALL *BFO0: 

IF PEEK«iar07)^227 THEN 480 ELSE 

PRINT CHR$(227) 
490 NEXT 

S00 ' Sum atart 
510 IF INI THEN a&=CHR5(2S2) 
520 IF »- 1 THEN «Si<HRSf2S3) 



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53C PEW 2; LOCATE x,y:PRINI aS 

540 LOCATE x,y+l:CXLL SHFQO 

55C IF FSEK(.SBF07)=227 THEN SOUND 1,300, 10, 7:M:-«etl:«cr 

=acr+l?v 
560 IF PEEK(4BFO7)O250 WTO rNHEY(72]O0 THEJ I£CATE x. y; 

PRINT" ":y=y+l: LOCATE *.y:SOOND 2, 500+25*y, 5, 7:FRINT a£ 
570 LOCATE x,y+l:CALL fiSFOD 
560 ' Player dnod ? 
590 IF PEEK (fcSF07) =251 THEM 930 
6C0 IF INKEY(72>=0 OR XNKE1T{76)=0 THEM GOTO 690 
610 IF INKEY<6?)=0 TSEH 930 
620 IF TNKEYP4JMJ THEN GOTO 730 
630 IF INKEY(75)=-3 THEN SOTO S60 
640 ' Levftl conplete ? 
650 IF ac>»10 TREK LOCATI 3 , 12 ! PRINT" * * WELL DONE **":F0R 

f=l TO 3O0:NEXT fiCALL fiBB03;CALL SBBIB: lev»lav 

1:LQCATE l,24;FOR f«l TO 30:PHIHT""' :NtTf :SC-0:GOTO 290 
£60 d-SOT a 
670 GOTO 510 
560 ' mows «p 

690 LOCATE H,y-1:CALL 6RF0Q 
700 IF PEEK (SHF07) =250 THEN GOTO 530 
710 IF PEEK <SBF07) ^227 THEN SOUND l,30a,iO,7:so==SC+l:scr= 

acr+lav 
720 LOCATE x,y:BMNT" " 
730 y=y-l 

740 SOUND 2,50Q+25*y,5,7 
750 LOCbie K,y:EHUJT a$ 
750 GOTO 530 
770 ' Ifcve left 
7fl0 UXAT2 jf-l.y:CALl 5BFQC 
790 IF PEEK(&BFQ7)=250 THEN GOTO 530 
BM IF FESK(fcBF07)=227 THEN SOUND 1, 300, 10, 7 ; 9c=BC+l T 9CT 

=scr+lev 
610 LOCATE x,y: PRINT" " 



320 it=5t i 

930 LOCATE K,y: PRINT aS 

840 GOTO 530 

350 ' Move right 

360 LOCATE x+l,y:CALL SBFO0 

870 IF PEEK {CBF07} -250 THEN QOTO 530 

880 IF PEER(6BF07}«221 THEN SOUND 1,300, 10,7 :*e=ae+l:«* 

MCEfLtV 
890 LOCATE x, y: PRINT*' ■ 
M0 X=*+l 

910 LOCATE x,y PRINT aS 

920 GOTO 530 

930 PEN 3 LOCATE 3. 12 PRINT" '*" GJWB OVER **" 

940 LOCATE 3 , 14 : PRINT "You scored. ."aer 

950 FOft f=l TO 3Q0:NEXT f 

960 CALL £BB03:CALL 4BE18 

970 LOCATE 1.24: FOR f=l TO 3Q;FRINT' ';KEXT 

n0 l4w«l;iC«0i*«-0r0OTO 170 



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Magic 



'Magic &eis up an RSX command :hai can be used io replace any 
particyiaj data byte m screen memory with a different Oyte. This 
can be used to create some uoyel effects on giaphic scioeus. 

It has been written (like the real time clock j by Simon Payne 
who lives in Blackpool, 

1 Magic 

2 'By Simon Payne 

3 'Amstjrtd Action October 19BS 
10 LN-10Q 

20 FOR AOR=6AO0Q TO 4A030 STEP 13 

30 HEAD aYTE$:CHK=0 

40 FOR 1*0 TO 12 

SO V^aLt"G rl +MIb$(BKTE$ r I*2-«-l,2)) 

60 POKE ADR+I,V:CHK=sCHK+V 

70 NEXT 

80 IF CHK<>VAl.("fi-'+RIGHT5(BlfTE$.3) ) THEN PRINT "ERROR 

IN LINE : " ; LN ; STOP 
90 LN=LM+10 i NEXT 
100 DATA 2109A00i0DAQa5OlBC00000O003!>2 



110 DATA 12AOC31SA04D414749C300210042F 
120 DATA CODD5600DD5E027BBEOC2CA023624 
130 DATA 7DB4C31SF57A77C-900000000O04C0 
140 CALL fiAOOO,0,C 
150 MODE 1 

160 PRINT "Magic Paint nam active" 
170 PRINT: PRINT 

1BO PRINT " eg. I MAGIC, 0, 103" : PRINT 
190 PRINT "This will search the screen fox the byteO 
and change it to- 103"' 

200 PRINT -GO ON TPOf IT" 
210 PRINT 

220 PRINT - | MAGIC, OLD BYTE, NEW BYTE" 



Program Notes 

This program is a little out 

oi the ordinary, because it 

was written after the author 

hud seen ait Archimedes Ait 

program which had a similar 

features 



Lines io-$o road in tho 
data stored in lines 1O0-130, 
and poke this data into 
memory. Line 140 then runs 
through this code, winch 
makes ready the new com- 
mand. 



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Avoid lengthy mufti-statements. Short lines aid debugging; 
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Multi Prog 



For all Those 464 owners who are annoyed at continually being 
ignored by Type-Ins contributors - this Is (or you. It's a taiily 
complex program that allows the storing of up lo nine short 
Basic programs at once. The program sets up b KSX's: 

|INIT,n,add - Each program is referred to by number. 
When first run Multi Frog js looking at &170. the regular start 
of Bayic slot, and ill of the other slots are uninitialised, This 
routine initializes program space at address add for program 
number n. Make sure programs don't overlap, and also ensure 
that at least 2K is left below Himem to use the disk, 

1 select r ii - This makes Basic look at program n. There'll 
be nothing there at first, so lord something in the usual man- 
ner. 

■progs - Displays *_nformation about each ol Hie 9 pro- 
grams, including start tuid end addresses and 11 each of them 
have been initiaLzed. 

jn^JR - The same as mew for the currently selected pro- 
gram. Do not use ww itself! This is very important. 

I delete, a - Clears program n and returns it to an uninitial- 
ized state. So then you can redefine it, NB you can't (delete 
the currently selected program, only a different one. 

It might be stating the obvious, but don't use any ol these 
commands from within a Basic program. 



FRXHT "Error in liiw " 



1 ■Welti Prog 

2 "By J LongLey 
1 Aastrad Action Oetobar 19SB 
10 MEMORY SBSTFiaAtsSMOO 
20 rOR f=10D TO 750 STEP ID 
30 chfr=fl:FOR g=l TO 16 
40 HEAD a$:a=VM.( n S"+aS) 
SO POKE add,a:add=adritl:i±fc=eilk+a 
£0 NEXT 
70 HEAD b$:IF cfak<>VM,r& '*b$) THEH 

:f:ETO 
8-J WXT 

90 CALL &MMi:*KINT •'Multi-Frog now Active" 
1M EATA 21, 81,AE, 11. 3F, 91, 01, Oft, CO, E&. B0, 01, 18,90,21,14,437 
110 DA1A 90,C3,DI,BC,Bn,A3, 18,90,29. 90. C3, 44,90, C3, 221, 93. 6BB 
120 DAIA C3,9D,»l,C3.7t^93,C3,3F,»2,4».4g.49,DM3,4C,t5.7Ba 
130 (Oak 41,02, 53, 45. 4C, 45, 43,04,44, 45, 4C, 45, 54,05,50,52. €28 
140 DATA 4f,47,D3 ( <K>,ra ( K,31,&3,SO,Ca,2C,M,K>,7f,02 ( 21 ( €SA 
150 DKTA IF, 9I.EE, 00, CA.2C, 91, FE,QA,D2,2C, 91, 4F.0S, 00, 21, iS*! 
160 DftIA 35,91,09, 7£,F2, 01,36, 0:..£i,E3, 93, CA..ZC, SI, 3A,9A, 67? 
170 DATA 91,l7.AF,C6,OA,10,PC,«',Q«,QQ.2l.35,91.09.fiB,21.5B4 
180 DAIA Bl,AE,01,0A,0D,ED i B0,DO 1 7E, Q2.32.9A, 91.DO, 6E, 00, iXC 
190 MJA BO, 66,01,23,22,81. «S ( 23,23,23,a2,83.*E,22.85,AE,5Dl 
200 DATA 22,B7,AE,22„a9,AE,rJD,"7E,02,47,AF.C6, 0A,10,FC,«\"?2E 
210 OAIfi Q€, DO. 21, 35, 91,09^,21, 81, AE.ttl.OA, 00, £L, 80,21, 4FA 
220 DATA FF,90,CC,2C,91,tlO,7S,02,C6,30,f3),SA.aB,21,0^91,aQF 
230 MIA G3, 2C, 31, 50, 61, 72, 61, GO, 65,74, 65, 72, 20, 45, 72, 72, 66A. 
240 nfilft 6F, 72, 00, 50,72, it, 67,72, fii.fi>, 20,61, 6C, 72, 65,61, SHE 
250 DATA 64, 79, 20, 69, 6E, 69, 74 ,69,61,60,(9,7*. 65, S4.M. 50, 5E3 
2fiQ nffiCA 72, 6F, €7, 72, 61, 6L, 20, GE, 75, 60,62,65, 72, 20, 00, 20, 571 
270 DATA 69,6E,69,74,69,61,6C,69,7A,6S,64,20,4F,4B,00,4r,59P 
280 DAEA 75,74,2C,6r, 66,20. f2. 61, 6E, 67, 65,00, 7S,m,5A,3B. 663 
290 DATA B7, ca,23,C3,2C. 91, 01, 00, G^W, 00, CO. 00,00,00,00,323 

300 taaA oo, oo, oo,oo, oo. 00,00.00,00, do ,oo, 00.00,00,00, 00,0 
310 OATA 00,00,00,0c. 00. CO 00, 00. 00,00, 00. CO, Off. 00, 00, 00,0 
320 nsra 00, 00. 00, OC, 00, 00. 00 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0 
330 DWh 00,00.00.00,00,00.00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0 
340 DATA 00,00, 00, 00,00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 0O,00, 00,00,00,00, 00,0 
350 DATA 00,00,00, 00,00,00. 00,00, 00,01, 01, 01, 00, FE, 01, 21, 123 
3*0 DATA D3,9»,C2,2C,91,r]O,TE,00,2Lir,91,FE,00,CA,2C,91,7S3 
370 DATA FE,0A,D2,2C, 9l,4F. 06,00, 21, 35, 91, 09, 7E, 21, 27, 92, 534 
383 nATA FE. 01, C2, 2C, 91, 3A. 9A. 91. 47, AF, C6, 0A, 10, FC, 21, 35, 7CB 
390 DATA 91. 4F, 06, 00, 09,11,81. AE. EB. 01, OA.0O.ED,B0, DO, TE, Sin 
403 DATA 0D.47,AF,CG J 0A,l0,FC,21,35,91,4F,06.O0,09,ll,Bl,4A9 
41C DATA AE.Ol.CA. 00, ED, BO, DO. 7E, 00, 32, 9A, 31,21,10, 92, CD, 69E 

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420 :.-.:.-. 2C, 


430 DAIA 50, 


440 DATA 6C, 


450 QUA 6F, 


460 DATA 9A, 


470 DATA CD, 


430 DATA 91, 


490 DATA *F, 


500 DATA 2C. 


510 DATA 09, 


520 DATA 91, 


530 DATA Fl, 


SfiC DATA 3C, 


550 DATA 7D, 


56C DATA 92, 


57C DAT! 0A, 


58C DATA 61, 


590 OATA 20, 


600 DATA 20, 


610 DATA EB, 


620 DMA F5, 


630 DATA AF, 


640 DATA 5A, 


650 OATA 00, 


660 data d3. 


670 DATA 2C, 


fi SO DATA 4F, 


690' DATA 3£, 


710 DATA 20, 


7IC DATA 00, 


72C DATA 5A, 


730 DATA 00, 


740 DATA 6£. 


750' DATA 6E, 



9l,K),7E, 00, CS, 30. OP. 5A, EB. 21. 19, 92,C3,2C, 91. ?3C 
72, 6F, 67. 72. 61, 6D, 20, 00, 20. 6B. 6F, 77, 20, 73, 65. 564 

65, 63, 74, 65. 64, 00, 50, 72, 6F, 67, 72, 61, 60,20, fiE, 5D7 
74,20, 69, 6B r 69,74, 69, 61, 6C. 69. ?A, 65, 64, 00, 3A. 503 

91,DO,21,9B,91,DD,77,00,3E,15,CD,5A,BB,3E,a:,71D 

90, 91, 3E, 06., CD, 5A,BB, 3E, <]1 , F5 ., 21, EF, 92, CD, 2C, TFfi 
Fl,F5, C6, 30, CD, 5A,BB,2l, FA. 92 , CD, 2C, 91, Fl, F5, A6C 
0«,00,21.35,91,09,7E,FE,01,20,38,2I,FE,92,CD.59E 
3l,Fl,F5,47,,AF,C6.0A,10.rC,21,35.9'1.4r,C6,03.6ai 
IB, U, ST. 13. LA, 67, 23, CD, CC, 92, 21, 08, 93, Q..2C. 614 
13,13,13,13,13,12,13 r lA,6F.13,IA,67,CD,CC,92.451 
3C,FE,0A,20,A4.C9.21,13.93,CD r 2C.91,Fl.5-5.C6.aaF 
CD, 5A, BB, 21, 1C, 93,CD, 2C, 91 , 1S,E4, 7C, CD,D5, 92, filB 
CD, 05, 92 , C9,F5, 0F,OF, OF, OF. CD ,28:, 92, F1,CD, £5. 9SB 
CO , 5A, BB, C9 , E6 , OF, C6, 30, FE, 3A, De, C6 . 07, C9, CO, SDB 
50, 72, 6F. 67, 72, 61, 60,20,00. 20, 3A, 20. 00,53, 74. 443 
72, 74,20. 3A, 20, 26, 00,20,20, 20, 45, 6E, 64,20. 3A. 3B8 
26, 00,50, 72, 6F, 67, 72, 61. 6D. 20, 00, 20. 6E, 6F. 7*. (AF 
69, 6E. 69. 74, 69. 61, 6C, 69, 7A. 65. 64, 00, 2A, 89, AE. 617 
2A, 81, AE. E5 22, 36, 00,23. 7C,BA r 2C, F9, 7B, BB. 23. 74C 
El,22,8I.AB,23,23,23,22,S3.AB,22,a5 r AE,22,87.6El 
22, B9,AE. 21, 68, 93,CD,2C. 91. 3A.. 9A, 91 ,C6,30, CD. 705 
68,21. 71, 93, C3, 2C, 91,50, 72. &,- 67, 72, 61, 63, 23. 6B2 
20,63,«,65,61,72,65,64,20,4F,4B,0C,FE,Cl,21,4OA 
90, C2, 2C, 91, DD, 7E, 00, 21, 9A, 91. BE, 1\ , FD. 93, CA, 6C2 

91, F5, 21. IF, 91,FE,00,CA, 2C, 91. FE, 0A,D2,2C,91, 79F 
06,GO,2I,35,91,0'9.7E,21.27,92,FE,OI,C2,2C,91,51B 
15, CO, 5A.BB, 3A. r 9ft. 93, F5.DD, 77, 00, CD, C5, 91 , ED. BD3 
93,n,CO.C5,91 r Pl,FS r 4F l 06. 00,21,35, 91,09,36. 735 
3E,06,CD,5A,BB,2l.£8,93,CD.2C, 91,Fl,C6,30, CD. 600 
BB,2l,Fl,93,C3,2C,9l,50,72.6F,67,72,61 r 6D,2D 732 
20, 64,65. 6C, 65. 74, 65,64.20. 4F,4B, 00, 43,61. i>* 4C3 
6F, 74, 2ft, 64, 65. St. 65, 74, 65, 20, 63, 75, 72, 72, 65. 625 
74, 20,70, 72, 6T, 67, 72, 61 , 6D, 00, DO, 00, 0O, 00,00 , 3FA 



Program Notes 
Its o fairly conventional 
machine code loader. At line 
10 memory is reserved, Lures 
20-60 road Lhe data in and 



poke it into memory. Lines 70 
and SO check that you have 
entered the data correctly, 
and line 90 runs the machine 
code, installing Multi Prog. 



Real Time Clock 

We've had no shortage of programs that turn the CPC into a clock. 
This one from Simon Payne - resident in Blackpool - ~ut a bit spe- 
cial though, because tt creates a clock that doesn't got in the way, 
letting your computer get on with life When you want to see 
what the time is. just press the enter key. (That s the small ester 
key on 464 's.) 

10 REM Real Tiaft Clock (RTC) 

20 HEM By Simon Payne 

30 REM Amstrad Action October 198 B 

40 REM SECONDS ARE STORED AT 49C40 

50 REM MINUTES ARE STORED AT 69C41 

60 HEW HOURS ARE STORED AT S9C42 

70 KHE 1 

80 UN180 

90 FOR ADR=*B00O TO *e09F STOP 13 

100 READ BVTES.CHK=0 

110 FOR 1^0 TO 12 

120 V*VftL< "4"4MID$teyrS;$.I*2-l,2)) 

130 POKE ADR+1,Y:CHK=CHK+V 

140 MEXT 

ISO LOCATE 10,10:PBIHT "CHECKING LINE ' rLK 

160 IF CHKOVAL("S"+RI(5HTHBTTE4,3>) THEH PRINT 

"ERROR IN LIME I'tlMlSBX 
170 LN=LN+10;NEXT 

taO nRTA 2lA2800631111t3BOC3EFBC21&C5A3 
190 DATA 80113200013200C3E9BC219Ce049B 



TYPE INS 



200 DATA C3EO^3A409C3Cra3OCC2D3O326A2 
£10 DATA 409CCD56e0C93A4l9C3CFE3CCCGAI 
220 DATA 3FGG32419C3EC032409GC.93A4245F 
230 DATA 9C3CFE18CCQ00Q32429C3E003243A 



Program Notes 
Lines 70-l"?o perform the 
data reading and error check- 
ing cm the aata, This data Is 
stored ui lines 160-366. and 
it's the clock program itself 
written in machmc code. Lino 



310 runs this machine code, 
setting up the clock, and lines 
320-340 are used to input the 
start Lime. 

Finally, line 350 prints up 
the minimal instructions on 
usage. 



240 DATA 419C3E07CD5ABBC&3EO6CD1EBB5B7 

250 DATA Ca3A429(XDS3e03£3ACI>5AHH3A644 

260 DATA 419CCD93B03E3ACDSABB3A409C61D 

270 DATA CDB3S03E07CD5ABB3EODCD5ABS624 

280 DATA C916QAC38A8016010E009238033B2 

230 DATA 0cl9FA82F57?C830CdSABSFlCJ7A0 

300 DATA 0000 0000 00 00 00 0000 0000 00000 00 

310 CALL fcSOOOlCALL &B00B 

320 MODE 1;IWUI "ENTER HOUR ";H:FOKE 40002, H 

330 INPUT "ENTER MIN ",H:POKE 4000l.il 

340 INPUT "ENTER SEC ■\HiPQKE 40000, H 

350 MODE 1: PRINT "TIME SET. PRESS THE SMALL ENTER KEY TO 

SEE THE THE" 



Trapper 



Yes, it's another, version of Hits classic bike game of Troa. Two 
players each guide a diliere-at coloured track around the screen. 
They have to try and crash the other player inw a bike trail 

J Fox-Geen wrulc this program, Flayer one uses z and x 
to ti. m Inff find rirjht, player two uses < and >. 
10 REM Trappar 
20 REM By J , Fdjjt-Gwn 
30 REM Anurtrad Action 1986 

40 MODE 1: BORDER ; INK 0,0: INK 1,24: INK 2,6 
50 DRAW Q. 365, 1. DRAW 635.365rDRAW 635,0: DRAW 0,0 
60 dl*=2 : d2*-4 : *1 *~20 : yl*~20 r x2%=620 : y2*=20 
70 WKftTE 17,1: PRINT "Trapper: by J.Fax-Geen" 

SO LOCATE 17, 2: PRINT *■ ■ — * 

90 PLOT xlfc,yl%,l:PLOT x2^, y2"4, 2;iS=lNKEY$ 



Program Notes 

Lines 40 -so get the screen 



tightly written game - but 
notice the huge uxtounta of 



up and i umiuig. lines 90-270 statements lo work out the 



run the game, and the final 
few bits announce the win- 
ner A fair example of a 



new coordinates from 100- 



100 IF iS«"r" THEN dl%^dl*-l 

110 IP ±S=x" THEN dl*=*ll*+l 

120 IP i$»"," THEN 42%=d2%-l 

130 IP i$«' ." THEN 42t-d2%4l 

140 IF dl*=0 THEN dlv=4 

150 IF dl*-5 THEN dl%"l 

160 IF d2*«0 THEN d2%-4 

170 TF d2*^5 THEN d2t-l 

180 IF dl*=l THEN yl».syl*+2 

190 IF dl*=2 THEN xl%-xlfc+2 

200 IF dl*=3 THEN yl*=yl*-2 

210 IF dl%=4 THEN xl*=xl*-2 

220 IF d2S-l THEN y2'*=y2'*+2 

230 IF d2s«2 THEN x2%»x2*+2 

240 IF d2 9 iH3 THEN y2*=y2*i-2 

250 IF U2*-4 THEN x2%-*2%-2 

260 IF TEST <x Ivy 1*000 THEN GOTO 230 

265 £F TE3T(x2% r y2%)<>0 THEN GOTO 295 

270 GOTO 90 

280 a$*"Play«T 1 CRASHED !M":GOTO 290 

295 a$="Play*r 2 CRASHED III" 

290 LOCATE 1 1 , 7 . PRINT a$ LOCATE 7, 24: PRINT "Press any 

key to play again': FOR 11=0 TO 100 : NEXT :CALL 

iSB!8:RDW 



New Character Sets 

Paul Waterman, whose abode is in Southampton, has sal down 
and reworked an old Typv In into it whok' new for in, ie using 
machine code This has improved it no end at all. 

So if you want to use italic, under lined and double height 
on your Amstrad. start typing! Characters 123-255 are 
reserved, so you can't use them in your own programs. 



5 ' New character sets 

6 ' By Paul Waterman 

7 Aastrad Action October 198B 
10 MODE 2: MEMORY *BFFF 

20 dn=120 

30 acfcWSOOO 

40 READ »S:IF LEN(aS)=4 THEN GOSdB 1C0 

50 IP aS- ervdofdata" THEN HO 

80 PQKB add, WU. ("*"+*$) :add=add*l: LoLal=toLal+VAH ,, (-+i5} 

70 GOTO 40 

80 CALL *900Q 

#0 HUNT CHRS(128) :Q0TO 320 

100 IP w,r*"+a$)otet*l THEN PRINT "Error in Una ":dn: 

GOTO 2 
110 <to=dn+L0:toCaa=0HEAD a$:£hlltt "Checking lin* ";dn: 

RETURN 
12D DATA 11 .00. 01, CD, AB, IB, 11, 20, 00, 21, 6F, 91,CD, AB,BB,DD, 7E, 

00, FE, 00,0623 



130 DATA CA.23,90,3E,C3,32,5A,aB,2l.«.90.22,5B.BB,C9 r 3E.CF, 

32,SA.HB.090F 
140 DATA 2l,O0.94,22,SB,BB,C9,3E,2D.CD.A5,BB.Ol.O&,O3,7E.CB 

jr t Ae,rj.07T2 
ISO DATA 23,0B.78,Sl,C2,37,90,C9,fE,7F,I'2,4C,90,CF,OIl,94.C5, 

D5,E5,CD,OBA3 
160 DATA 63,91,C3.3r,r5,DC f 8V90,Fl,CB I 3F,F5.DC,aK,OT,Fl,CB, 

1F,F5,DC,0D9A 
170 DATA E4,90,Fl.CB,3F.F5,DC,C2,90,n,CB,3F.F5.DC,ft9.90,n 

CB,3F,F5,0I87 
180 DATA CO, 97. 90, Fl r CB.3F, DC, F6. 93, El. Dl, CI. C9.3E.B6, 32, 3A, 

9Q,CO,2F, ocse 

1M DATA J0.=9.3E,A«,32,3A,W,CDr2F.9(J,CS,3E.21,F5.a,A5,BB. 

2B,3E,FF, 0A77 
200 DATA 77,ri,3C,ri,8a J Ca r » ( »,C9,.3B J i20 p FS,CL r AS J BB,0«,04 r 

C5,7E,CB, DB6E 
210 DATA 3r,77 r a»23,HJ,r7.rl ( 3C,PB,B0 1 C2,AB.90,C9 i 3E,20,a>, 

AS.EB..06, 0AA3 
220 DATA 61. C5, 06, 03, 7E,CB t 3r, 86,77,23,10,18, 23, 23, 36, 03,71, 

CB,3F,A6, 07BC 
230 DATA 77,23.10,FB,CL,ia,E6,C9 r 3E,20,CD,A5,BB,Ql,Oa,03 r C8, 

A6. 23, 08,0858 
240 DATA 7B.Bl.C2.K;.90,C9,F5.B5.3E,C3,2I,06..91 1 32,5A,fiH,22, 

5B r B&.El,0B23 
250 DATA Fl,c9,re,6O,F2,4C,9Q,FiE,20,FA ( 54,91,F5,C5,D5,£S r FS, 

3E.FE.CD,0(E7S 
260 DATA A5,Bfl,E6,ri,O5,CO,A5,BB J Dl.<>6,0fi,7E,12,13,12,23.13 1 

10, FO, 21, 0931 
270 DATA 3B, 91, 7E,FE, 00^0^41, 91, CD, $1,91 ,23,03, 2E. 91. FE.QIA, 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



TYPE-INS 



Oe,Ff\.QB,0952 

2B0 MIA 0C.CTJ,?9.BB r 7C,FE.Ql,3E.OA,C:C.51.9l.El.Dl.Cl.Fl,C9. 

cf, 00,94,0001 

290 DATA F&.QD,r^,51, 91, 3E. 00,0^51,91, 3E,0Jl,C3. 51,91. F5,C5, 

B5,E5.CD,0AD7 
300 MIA 00, 90, El, Dl, CI, F1.C9, 00, GO, 00. DO, 00,00, 00, DO. 00, CD, 

0C.0O,O!LMHD 
310 DATA endofoata 

320 ' saving instructions: SAWS "PRINT. BIN ",b, 19000,* 170 
330 " USER GCIDE ps Y&u. don't need the next bit 

340 H3DE 1: PRINT" brief User Guide " ; PRINT : PRINT ; 

FRIKT 
350 ERIN! "To un the new character sets you must first"- 

CERM129)" 'CALL 49D0D. 1 '":CHRS (I2fi) : " to turn than on. 
360 PSiINT:PEIMT " Then you mist m the old ";CHR$(13DJ : 

1 PRINT CBES (n) " : CERS (12B> : 
370 PRINT '" eomnand to call each new character set , " 
330 PRINT iPR^TT "Where 'n' is a nunier between 128 WV} 

255. To know what 'n' should be you haw to decide 

which bits in the nunbec to sat . " 
390 LOCATE 1,35: PRINT ■ ?:eee Any k*y to CotHtinue" 

400 CALL SB61S 

410 JCDS 1:?RI1ST " Which Bits M : PRINT: PRINT:: PRINT 

420 print "Sat the following bits in the number to get the 

required results."': PRINT 
43C PRINT "Sit 7- Moat always be set" 
440 PRINT CBRS (1921;' Bit 6- Double height 
430 PRINT CHR$(160);"Bit 5- Utttoclinod" 
460 PRINT CHR$[144);''Bit 4- Italic" 
470 PRINT CHR${13Gh"Bit 3- HMror" 



Program Notes 
Line 10 sets the screen mod© 
and the memory limit. Lines 
20-40 read in data that 
makes up the :uad:.ue code 
Line SO catches the last item 
and makes the program con- 
tinue. 

Lines 60-70 complete the 
reading operation, Looping if 
necessary. 

Line 80 calls the machine 



code, which then sets up the 
fonts. Line 90 jumps to line 
320 onwards, saving out the 
machine code to tape or disk 
and then printing the insli ac- 
tions. 

Lines 100 and no perform 
checlts on the data to make 
sure of the quality of your 
typing! 

Lines 120-310 contain the 
machine code data itself. 



Press Any key to 



480 PRINT CBR$ (132) ; "flit 2- Army" 
490 PRINT CBRS (130} :"Bit 1- Thin" 
500 PRINT CHRS(l29j>: ,, lit 0- Thiek" 
510 LOCATE! 1 ,25: PRINT CER$!12fi)" 

COfttmue" :CALL tRB18 
520 HDDE 1: PRINT" Hixers 

530 PRINT: PRINT: PRINT "Of course you can set snore than L 

bit iatbe awrbtr and nix 2 at pen ttlyaa.- 
540 PRINT: PRINT ~m ,g settling bits 7,6,5 and ginwS you:"' 
550 PRINT -tXlllOOCOl =225 (PRINT CHR$(225)J' 

560 PRINT: PRINT: PRINT CBHi (125) ''Thick Underlined Double 

height Letters" 
570 PRINT: PRINT: PRINT CHRS (12*1 To return to noml 

characters type "PRINT CKRi (128] ' *ftd to turn off 

consjletely type 'CALL 49000.0" 



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A special report on the state of CPC adventuring 




Welcome, weary traveller! Whether thou hast been dallying in the Hall of the Mountain King, tarrying awhile 
with damsels fair, or simply propping up a wall in Lesser Codhampton, Berks, come now unto these pages 

with a clear heart and breathless anticipation of... 
% software houses" adventure plans for 1988/9. Do they include us CPC owners? 

S Ye Clue Pot t for those who be Stucke. 
Ye Lords and Ladies of Adventure, for those who be Truly Stucke and up to their Neckes in itte. 
H And ye Ptfg Programming, wherein those with grey cells have to get them workinge. 

Software 1989 - CPC or bust? 




It isnt so Jong ago that the Pilg did a 
round-up of adventure houses plam foi 
"38. and at that time the outlook definitely 
wasn't healthy. Following in the wake of 
Mediagenic/Activision's damp-down on 
Amstrad Infocom releases, many compa- 
nies were holding hack from giving us the 
titles we deserve, the excuse being that 
the Amstrad CPC market no longer justi- 
fied the expense. 



Walloppes rsf ye ood ? We know what to 
say to that' Just look what happens when 
a company actually takes the risk and goes 
ahead: Electronic Arts converted The 
Bard's Tale fot CFCs and whai happens? 
The sales a^Lor.:?^ ::iem so much that now 
they re considering fujihor releases. The 
truth is that the Amstrad maiket has 
always been a vary strong one for adven- 
tures and remains so. Now that some 



shortsighted i>cuple are neglecting it there 
are soms great oppmlunities fot .^ufuvaie 
ho lj fins to move in und give us something 
to play, making A profit in the p:c<cess. 

The good rows is that this message 
may be sinking in. This month's round-up 
isn't nearly as pessimistic as the las: one 
and there are some wet y intriguing releas- 
es due out over t'nf> next six monLhs. Heres 
the score... 






St. Brides 

Eve* wonaer what happened to our old friends St Brides? After a 
few very individual games released through various outlets 
they're now programming a game for another Actnrision associat- 
ed label. Destiny, set. up by ex-Beyond man Francis Lee. Called 

King, it's based on a poem by Mark Pearson 1 and due foi October 
release, it's a humorous fsjcj tale of courage and valour (whai 
adventure isnt 7 ) in which hero Dog Boy tahes on the King, a 
hideous beast, and leads his people to freedom There s just one 
slight prohlemette. There is considerable doubt whether it will 
make It onto the Amstrad. Watch this apace. 



Telecomsoft 

Firebird recently released a 
very cute-looking icon- driven 
adventure on the ST called 
Legend of the Sword which 
raised the Prigs hopes of fur- 
ther adventure software from 
this company and perhaps a 
release or two for the CPC 
Alas,, this is not to be. 

What is on offer, though 
is a new Magnetic Scrolls 
game. It certainly takes the 
biscuit in the strange see 
nario department. Called 
Fish, it celebrates the exis- 
tence of a goldfish. Swimm- 
ing around (upside down) in 
your aquarium, you discover 
the lost land of Aquaria, 
along with three mini- adven- 



tures. You have to enter the 
land, where the water system 
is polluted, and put every- 
thing tony hta. 

Apparently a vital feature 
of Fish is its puns. The game 
is stuffed full of them: you 
encounter the Seven Deadly 
Fins, for example. Hmmm... 
Thtt Pilg is all for humour in 
games-, hut except fot a cou 
pie yj titles by Intocom and 
Fergus McNeill I cant trunk 
of many that have been any- 
thing other than mildly 
ernbarraasing. 

Meanwhile there has been 
the inevitable delay in get- 
ting CPC Corruption onto the 
shelves. 

IVe previewed this game, 
but look out for a full review 



Lancelot on the horizon... 

Lancelot should be on the she'ves by Use time you read this 
Laund:«d at the PC Show, its a title we sho^M all be watching 
cut fo: with a great deal of interest. 

The :eaaon is simple - this one of Level 9's more mpoitAnt 
releases certainly the mast significant since Lh«y launched 
their new adventure system with Knight Ore, Lancelot ,n a 
game in a more serious vein 
that could have u strength of 
plot missing from the cumpa- 
riy'.T recent titles and mines at 
a time when releases fruits 
other companies on contempo- 
rary (Com/p^flrtJ or role-play 
ing (Saul's Tale) themes arc 
making the advemunV fantasv 
market moie competitive than 
ever. Level 9 hadly need a 
Number One title to secure 
their reputation I 




Lancelot on the ST. Looks great. 
but CPC version still la be s«n... 



Activision 

Ajter the release of the so-so 
Mi&dtighlw. Abstract Con- 
cepts arc now hard at work 
on Parisian Kiughls. We don't 
have details at the moment 
but it should come out later 
this year and wul he for both 
taps and disk CFCs. Expect 
some great graphics, and 



hopefully some tweaks to the 
adventure system 

Mind/jgiUer wasn't unlvor 
sally popular - The Pifg found 
ii OK with one o* two Daws - 
but fellow Ptigs should 
remember that it was AC'S 
first release and they ate 
bound to learn from expert 
ence. More news of Parisian 
Xnights as we get it 



AMSTRAD ACTION 



PILGRIM 



Level 9 

Hats off to a company who 
may have had to resign a por- 
tion of their reputation in 
favour of newcomers Mag 
Scrolls, but who are now the 
only major ad vent ore soft- 
ware house giving full sup* 
port to Amstiad owners. 
Yean I 

Apart front Lancelot we're 
also promised fn grid's Buck 
(see news story in last mon- 
th's column} Pete Austin 
goes further and says: The 
good Dews for Amsrrad own- 
ers is that we are now pub- 
lishing ourselves as well as 



through Mandarin and we 
shall be put Ling out four titles 
a year, nil of which are to h* 
fully compatible with tape 
and disk CPCs'. Give them a 
big hand lor Gros Main, The 
a, again, is silent}. 

Level 9's next release alter 
Isigriti'n Bach is still a closely 
guarded, secret, but The Filg 
was ab]e to ascertain that it 
is set b the 1950's. 'It's a seri- 
ous adventure, a moody 
piece", reports Pete, and for a 
Pilgrim who's just a Little fed- 
up with Level 9's reliance on 
fantasy rather than simply on 
fiction, this sounds encourag- 
ing. 



Origin Systems 



This company may nol be known to fellow Pilgs, but I've included 
it because they've i U st released the superlative Ultima V for the 
PC and C64 and I was hoping they would he doing an Amstrad 
conversion They're not 

The problem here is a common on n and becoming increasingly 
prevalent in \he UK Origin, hike Aciivisiun, Electronic Arts and 
Mlcroprase source a lot ol their product in the Stales. There US 
no Amstruds in the States to speak of, so wg don't get no gome* 
UK? 

Ko, it's not OK. It's understandable that an American program- 
ming outfit might no- sen* any profit in supporting a minority 



Incentive 

In the old GAC days, 
Incentive were quite active 
in supporting trie Arnold 
market, Unfortunately the 
games were of questionable 
quality not poor, by any 
means, but not earths bakers 
rither They also started off 
rather expensive for games 
produced using a utility and, 
because of GAC. suffered fur- 



ther by booking and playing 
in a similar fashion. 

Sadly, however the talk of 
an Advanced GAC turned 
into STAC - for Uie ST only - 
anci since then the release of 
CPC games has dried up. 
Speaking for the tympany 
Ian Andrew said that "W* 
would still release an adven- 
ture for (he Amstrad if it was 
exceptional' Some hope, 
then. 



Mandarin 

The Psig caught Mandarin on 
the hop. it seems. There arc 
no published plans for CPC 
adventures after Lancelot, 

bu: the message coming 
through Inud and clear was 
that tnis is simply cloak-and- 
dagger policy and that the 
company are even now 



rolling into action Expect 
more Amstrad games from 
this label, whose message to 
ts There aie a lot of you out 
there, and wc want to sup 
port you'. I'm sure they will 
and look fnrwarri to seeing 
what they've got to offer. 

After Time and Magik and 
Lancelot they have a high 
standard to beep up. 



machine in a small country across the sea, but that's no reason 
why 'he companies concerned cant give the conversion work to a 
team of Bntisn programmers Coine u:i lads! EA did it with flaro" 's 
Tale, so why not an Amsuad Ultima it would sell and geM 



Pilg programming lives! 

First, a grovelling apology to all program- 
ming fans who've missed the series over 
the last three issues. The sad truth is that 
we never have all the time for all the 
things we want to do. 01 the space tc (it 
them all in 

From now on. we'll be running our 
adventure programming course in every 
issue and printing new routines to add to 
your adventure as often as space permits. 
However, unlike other programming 
series, we won't simply he giving you 
lines of code to type in. Instead, wreB b# 
designing 'command modules' that you 
can easily adapt for use in your own pro- 
grams. Hare's how tt works (or is planned 
to..!}, 

For each module, wb first design a 
'tree structure' (see AAs 21 and 24^5) 
that enables us to define the task con- 
cerned. We then code the structure and 
add into the program whatever data we 
want ilic> nodule to operate on. 

For example, wo might want an 
ATTACK command, We first design the 
logic of this command, then code it then 
enter into the program a series of mes- 
sages that might need to be printed to the 
screen - "Basil? Bang! Wallop!' for exam- 
ple, or Tou attack Cedrsc viciously with 
the axe', 

This month, however, we've going to 
start with something simple the GET 
command. Here's a simple tree diagram 



showing a series of decisions and their 
consequences that wo want the program 
to make when we enter the GET com- 
mand {see figure below) 

You can see that the process involves 
testing a series of conditions, each of 
which is stored as a value by the program. 
The most frequently tested conditions are 
obviously going to be those encoded m 
-he Object's status byte, the structure of 
which whs explained in AA32 and which 
is stored as the second of thu two values 
m line 6030 



Next month we punt the rout me that 
executes this command, and also a DKOP 
tree-diagram and routine. In Uie mean- 
time, can you design your own DROP dia 
gram' And can you trunk of any modifica- 
tions thai enable you to produce your own 
version? lis worth uying to do this 
because well also be showing you exactly 
how to introduce a tree-design into the 
program, so that you can snter your own 
if yoy wish, Flexibility is the name of the 
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The Pilgrim's clue pot 

So you're stuck, eh? Stick your nose into this lol and cheer up. 
Help this month comes from those renowned honorary Pilgs. 
Thomas Page and Chris Dowling. We're a bit short of space, hut 
still have room to bring you the much- requested Bard's Tale 
tips {thank you. Thomas) and a host of tips on Rigets Revenge. 



The Bard's Tale 

f] The best party order is to put your warriors and paladins in 

the front frow and the magic users, baids. and rogues behind. 

f Most enemise can he defeated by the Bard using his tire horn. 

Only creatures like Golems are uninjured by this weapon - most 

are killed. 

Tl It is best not to go into a dungeon unless your group is well 

armed. 

^ If you don't have access to a conjuror to deactivate traps to use 

the rogue. 

1) Monsters In the dungeons often leave treasure behind 

T Wait until you reach the higher levels before taking on more 

than 2 groups at once, ospecialy ii they include Ores, Golems, or 

Barbarians. 

H [1 you need money pool all your money to one character and 

remove the rest. Get a new set of characters and pool the gold 

to the original character. Do this several time and you will have 

loads of money. Then use the merger program to recreate your 

original party with the surviving one with the money. 

*1 Spend your moeny on equipping the first 3 characters in order 

with che best, weapons and armour as they ate usually the ones 

who cake the most punishment. 

3 Den't cast a speJI at your own team using 16 instead of A9 
f The Review Board is on Tr.jnpett Street ttbnvp the Inn 



Get your Revenge on RigeJ's Revenge! 



Start off by finding and wear 
ing the goggles anri fixamin 
ing Elleot Pull the bars hard, 
remove suit, wear mediklt, 
press red button (you feel 
strong) and bend bars. 
Remove mediku put ail 
through window, and get out. 

Push the bed to get the 
'shape' (empty stun gun}, then 
buzz off and get the bone. 
Retrace your steps and give 
bone to dog. Press the green 
button, jump the gap, go 
down and get chased to a 
ctosaroads. 

Press the dipswitch in the 
tank, get the mine deioutoi 
and wear the headphones. 

Wear the uniform, drop the 
suit, and turn the dial at a 
later stage bnfore staring 
the crater, This helps you find 
the bomb, which threatens to 
blow up. but wont. 

Turn the dial again and 
you set the deiector for 
inures. When ctiailenged by 
guards, say anything - this 



wakes the bomb up and tile 
introduce bomb to guards. 

Fart 2 

Remove goggles, put them in 
the satchel, get th<* bomr, go- 
north, drop the bomb, go 
south, and wait. Ooops! The 
bomb went off this time 1 

Charge youi stun-guu by 
plugging it into the apparatus 
and then unplugging it again. 
There* a can undei the 
bench. 

The documents are in the 
seat - make sure you find and 
get the card which falls out of 
them... 

Open and look inside ihe- 
case found in the dustbin 
Later, got past the android by 
spraying paing on the lens, so 
ii can* see where its going 
(remember Snowball by Level 
9?). 

The flare in the case can 
be uaad against the monster. 
Best of luck with the res - -! 



The Lords and 

Ladies of 

Adventure 

You (list dont deserve it Why should 
these highly talented Pilgrims offer up 
prayers on your behalf? What's more 
why should they go to the extreme 
lengths oi wming into the Pug with 
details of the games theyve finished 
prepared to help a_i comers? 

Thi Uwds and 

Ladies know the honour of being 
selected by the Fug foi this vital set 
la second on v to rhr- rtxtTeme pica 
sure they derive from communicating 
with fellow adventurers all around the 
wotM Writs Lo The Pilgrim, Amsrrad 
Action, 4 Queen Street BATH, BAt 
1EJ. 



Forest at Worlus End, Gremlins, Heroes of 
Kam. Iviidnshadaw. Message from 
Andromeda, Never Ending Story. Rod 
Hawk Spy Trek. Seabasc Delta, SubSunk, 
Warlord, Spellbound, Knight Tyme., Storm 
Bringer. 

Robert Weir. 87 Bumside Rd, Gorebridge, 
Midlothian. EHZ3 4ET 

Beerhunter, Heroes of Kam Never Ending 
Story, plus limited help on Redhawk and 



Rigeis Revenge. 

Andrew MacDonald, Biookhouse Farm, 

EccleshaU. Staffs. ST21 6NF. 

Kentula, The Big Sleaze, HobbH. Forest at 
the Worlds End 

David Liddell. 91 Orbiston Drive. 
Bellshfll, MM 2LX 

Star Wreck. Lurking Horror, Pawn. 
Khubyashr Num. Gems of Stradus. Forest 
at Wodds End. Jewels of Babylon, 
Message irom Andromeda. Heroes of 
Kam. Aftershock, Warlord, Red Moon. 
Snowball, Hohbil Nfjciis Domn, Souls of 
Darken, Lords of Time, Theseus, Robin of 
Sherlock, Bugsy Mordens Quest, 
Ouesqarorift IIT. Very Big Cava Adventure. 
Bog git, Dodgy Geezers, Redhawk 
Sorcerer. Hitchhikers Guide, Nythyhel, 
Brawj^ Free, Arnold Blackwood Trilogy, 
fantasia Diamond, Espionage Island, 
Mmdshadow Inca Curse, Bored of tile 
Rings, Emerald Isle, Spytiek. SubSunk, 
Hunchback, Seabase Delta, Clever Ending 
Story. Knight Tyme, Circus, Sphinx 
Adventure, Woodbury End, Imagination, 
Stolen Lamp, Gremlins. Clasic Adventure, 
Dungeons Amethysts, Alchemists "n 
Everything, Beer Hunter, Zork 1, Draniia, 
Colossal Adventure, Tomb of Kusiak, The 
Mural, Rebel Planet, The Forth Protocol, 
Enchanter. Lord of the Rings Ft 2. 
Darren Stephens. 0795 73490 



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Galaxy, Lurking Horror, Leather 
Goddesses of Fhobos. Souls of Darken 
Rtsd Moon. SubSunk, Kaiser, Seabase 
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Magik. Return to Eden. Fantasia 

Diamond, Wildhuich and Experience 
(Penpals a5so wanted) 
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Gables. Tim peri ey. Alitincham, 
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Vney turned Mike's map into this indispensable guide to the Dajfr 

Side! 




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20 DAT* 42,49,4E,2j,4B, SB. 1E0 
30 DATA 36,09,C3,5£\ B5,21, 207 
40 DATA 80, BE. 11, 00, 30,06,105 
50 DATA 09,CD.77,BC,EB J ,CD J 3C1 
60 DATA 83,BC.E5,CD,7A,BC, 427 
70 DATA 21, AB, BE. 22. 12,09, 1C7 
50 DATA C9,0C9 

90 'Ewftth brings next level 

100 DATA 3E,B9, 32,04,61, 1AE 

110 9 lives at start 

120 DAT* 3l,09,32,7A,78,16S 

130 'So limit to extra lives 

140 DATA 3E.ET,32.AB, 79, 293 

150 'Livas bonus gives 9 livas 

160 DATA 2l,89,BE,ll,A6.21F 

170 DftTA 79,01.08,00,lOJ f B0,2lF 

160 'Sony* always gives Life 

190 DATA AF 32 CA.9A 245 

200 Femr ir«atur?s 

210 DATA At, 32.3A, S2,190 

220 'No craatuxas at all 

230 DATA 3E.C9. 32. 51,81.203 

240 'Invulnerable to creatures 

250 DATA AF,ED,62,32.E1,97,3A8 

260 DATA 22,E2,97,32 r S4,9A,2BB 

270 DATA 22. 55, 9A, 111 

280 'Invulnerable to Munm-Ra 

290 DATA AF. 32,26, 99, 1A0 

3i00 'Bony* I*a give laset gun 

310 DATA 21,D4,9A.36 r 3E,23,22fi 

320 DATA 36, 03. 23, 36, 77. ED, 1F6 

330 DATA €2. 22. DA.. 9A.22.El, 9A r 395 

34<0 ' LiOrtO walks on water 

350 DATA 3E.18, 32. 8A 7B.19D 

360 "Li.anO floats after jump 

370 DATA 3E,C3, 32,01. 7D1B1 

380 Lion© flies 1 

390 DATA ED,62,AF,22,B5,2AS 

400 DATA 7B, 32, 87, 7B, LAP 

410 'Do not remove 1 

420 DATA C3.D6. 69.JPS 

430 L*10 

440 BEAD AS: IF A5« M JPS" THEN 

GOTO 500 
450 IF LEN(A5)<3 TEEN 460 
4643 CK*VALC£"+A$) :IF CKOC THEN 

GOTO 550 
470 C=0:OOTO 440 
480 V=VAL("fi"+A^) fORE X,V 
490 CW>V ; X=X+1 : SOTO 440 
500 MODE 1:CALL &BBFF 
510 PRINT' INSERT DISC THEN" 
520 PRINT PSESS ANY FEY ! i* 
530 CALL «BB03:CALL &BB06 
540 CALL 4BE91 
550 PMNTDATA ERftQR" 



The black box 



Most games are heavily protected these 
days, resulting in longer pokes. 

Many oi you have one of the Infamous 
black boxes that can he used to stop pro- 
grams - the Multifa.ee 2 from Romantic 
Robot for example 

Often the only thing that they're used 
for is transferring games from tupc to 
disk, but ! iiey can also bo usod to hack 
games for infinite lives etc 

This new occasional section Is for 
owners of the Multifaee 2 and similar 
devices so thai ihey can poko games 
without typing in huge listings. 

Heres how you enter them: 

• Plug the Multifaee into the expansion 

slot at the back of your keyboard. 
(Multifaee 2. owners make sure that 
the switch on the front le in the up 
position.) 



• Load the game that you want to poke 

in the usual manner following the 
instructions supplier! with it. 
(MulUiace 2 owners: move the switch 
to the down position after it has load- 
ed.) 

• Press the red butwn on the Multifaee 
and a menu appears at the bottom of 
the screen. Press T for tool and then 
H to change input to hexadecimal. 

• press the spacebar and type in the 
numbei under the Add r column, Next 
:ype in the number under the Poke col- 
umn, itepeat this process until you've 
entered all of the pukes that are listed 
for the game and then press ESC 

• Press W to let urn to the game: it then 
runs with thfi pokes that you've just 
entered. 



Game 


Addr 


Poke 


Effect 




Atkanoid 


2013 


00 


Inl lives 




Super R. Hood 


6c97 


00 


invulnerable 




Zynaps 


5f7e 


ff 


255 lives 






6133 


c9 


rapid tiro 




Living Daylights 


Seed 


00 


inf energy 




Wizball 


0727 
a93a 


02 
a7 


level (01 -0B) 
02 for level 02 
f 




Note: a bracket 1 
indicates that 




a92b 


c3 


| Inf lives 


pokes are god- 


ScoohyDoo 
Freddy Hardest 
3D Starfightez 


7683 
8afa 
7f3a 


ff 
a7 

00 


Inl lives 
Inf lives 


netted: e.g. on 
Hb2n/Jl»tha93a, 
a7 and a£2b F c3 
need to be 




7flS 


00 


) Inf shields 


entered to gain Inf 


Who Dares Wins 2 
Dark Side 


631a 
60c1 
6f7b 
6eOa 


00 
00 
a? 
a? 


• Inf lives 


tivo-R. So dd Dark 
Side you Deed, to 
enter tour pokes 
to gain luf fuel <k 
shields. 




6580 
6581 


18 
lb 


I Inffuei+ shields 








6e20 


00 


| 






6e3e 


00 


| Inf time 






7al9 


00 


1 






7ala 


00 


! Stop ECD's rege 


nerating 



Win an ENTIRE ISSUE'S RAVES! 

To win an entire issue's Have software - and that includes the Mastergame - aU 
you have to do is produce an excellent map, poke or set of playing tips. 

The best solution each month wins a copy of every flave and the tdastergarne 
of that issue. The number of games varies of course, but in a good issue it can be 
half a dozen. We also give runner-up prises every month of a Rave or the 
Musteigame . 

This month's winner of the Raves and the Masterr/ame is Michael Dickinson for 
his excellent Dark Side map. The runners up who receive either a Pave or the 
Mastergacae are Mike Wong and Julian Page. Well done chaps, you deserve it! 






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i 410 DATA 23,03,78,51 
420 DATA 20,F9,3E,2B 


750 DATA E6,7F,1B,EE 
760 DATA Fl, 09, 84,00 




1 % V - ■■ v 


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430 DATA 21, BD, ID, 01 
440 DATA BB,02,F5,AE 


770 DATA 00,07,00,42 
7S0 FOR X=&A000 TO 4A132 




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790 READ AS:A=VAL["4'-+A5) 




* 1 W 1 


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460 DATA B1,2B,07,F1 
470 DATA C6,0&,E6,7F 


300 POKE 5f,A;>C+A 
810 NEXT X 




jJJ KQNAMl 


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4«5 DATA lS,F0,2l,FF 
490 DATA 10,11, 55, A9 


820 IF C=£70BD THEN 840 

830 PRINT" CHECX DATA. "; END 








Julias Page oi Shrewsbury 


160 DATA Fl,C6,0D,t6 


500 DATA 05,01,49,02 


840 0=1 :X=0:DEFSTR AB 


has had a. busy month's hack- 


170 DATA 7F, IB, ED, 21 


510 DATA F3,£D,B0,21 


650 A=" INFINITE LIVES" 


ing. This time the tape version 


180 DATA BB, 1C.FI.01 


520 DATA D2,A0,22,D3 


660 Q0SUB 1010 


of Ocean's arcade conversion 


190 DATA 8D,03,3E.41 


530 DATA Afl,C9, 3A,00 


870 As^BD TTME-OOT" 


gets the treatment (Method 


200 DATA F5,AE F 77,23 


540 DATA 02,47,00,40 


680 QOSUB 1010 


n 


210 DATA 06,78,01,28 


£50 DATA 28,05, 3E,B7 


690 A="NO HALL BLASTERS 1 " 




220 DATA 07, Fl, 06, 0ft 


560 DATA 32,26,15,(3 


900 SOSUB 1010 


1 'Gryxor - Ditc 


230 DATA E6,7F, 18,F0 


570 DATA 48, 36, 04, af 


910 A"" JWVUL«KRABILITY' , 


2 'by Julian Fags 


240 DMA F1,21,C6,1C 


580 DATA 32, 66, 05, CB 


920 GOSUB 1010 


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2S0 DATA 01, 7C, 03, 35 


590 DATA 50,28, 04, AF 


930 A=" WRAP -ROUND FIRE' 


10 DATA 00, 71, 00, 32 


260 DATA 23,0B.7S,B1 


£00 DATA 32, 57, 18, CB 


940 qosob 1010 


20 DATA 00, BE, 21, 2E 


270 DATA 20, F9.21.ES 


610 DATA 5B,2B,0E,3E 


950 PRINT "INSERT GKYZOR" 


30 DATA A1,0E,07,CB 


280 DATA 1C.01.SF.03 


620 DATA IB, 32, 31, 0E 


960 FRIMT'DISC , PRESS" 


40 DATA D4,BC,22,2F 


290 DATA 31. 1B,F5,AE 


630 DATA 21,00,00,22 


970 PRINT ANY KEY.'" 


50 DATA Al, 21, 85, 10 


300 DATA 77, 23. 0B 78 


640 DATA BD, 10, 22, C3 


980 CALL £BB03 


60 DATA 11, 00,00,0E 


310 DATA Bl, 28,07, Fl 


650 DATA 10. CB, 60.28 


990 CALL £BB06 


70 DATA 42, OF, 21", Al 


320 DATA C6.09.E6, 7F 


660 DATA 05,3E,lfl,32 


1000 CALL KA000.X 


90 DATA 03,11,00,02 


330 DATA IB, F0, 21.33 


670 DATA 01,17,21,76 


1010 CL9;ffHirT A:B="" 


90 DATA 19,01,00, DF 


340 DATA ID, Fl, 01, 15 


680 DATA 19, 36.4A, 23 


1020 WHILE £»' " 


100 DATA 2F,Al,21,A8 


350 DATA 03, 3R, 4C, CD 


690 DATA 36, 2E . 23. 36 


1030 B-I)TKE¥$:WEND 


110 DATA 1C,01,A0,03 


360 DATA 18.A1.21. 63 


700 DATA 50,03,19,04 


1040 SCUPPERS (B) 


120 DATA 3E. 20, 16. ED 


370 DATA ID, 01, E5. 02 


710 DATA E5,D1,F5,AA 


1050 X-X OR C*AB3 (B= "£") 


130 DATA F5,AF.,AA.77 


380 DATA 3E, 45, CD. 18 


720 DATA 96. AB, 77,23 


1060 0=0*2 RETURN 


140 DATA 57,14, 23, 0B 


390 DATA Al, 21, 71. ID 


730 DATA 0B. 78,81,2* 




150 DATA 78, Bl, 28, 07 


400 DATA 01, 07, 02, 34 


740 DATA 0?,Fl,C6.0E 





Outrun 

Mike Wong of Sale has poked US Gold's 

racing game for infinite time or a longer 
time limit. Type in the poke and then RUN 
it with the Outrun disk in the driva. 



1 p Outrun-diak 

2 ' by Mike Wong 

3 ' fcnstirad Action Oct 88 

10 WDOE Z: MEMORY s7FFF:z=270 
20 FOR nmiSO&S TO £8120 

SPEF 16 f 

30 FOR p=0 TO ^^ 
40 READ a$:&-VAL <"*"+*$) 
50 POKE fi+f>,b:t^c+b %y 

60 NEXT.READ M$ 
70 cNWALt h"+x$} 
60 IF c<>d THEN £60 
90 E*t+30:e>«;IfttXT 
laamPOT^'InfiHit* tin* {y/h} 
110 IF a$-"n' THEM 140 
120 POKE 480£1,S37 
130 POKE £80E2,£30:SCTG 240 
140 INPtTT'How many aeconds 

C0-99)';* 
150 IF a>10 THEN 190 
160 POKE £30X1, £30 
170 POKE S80E2, 
180 GOTO 220 
190 a$-STR${ai 
200 POKE C80£l,C30+ 

VAX, (KTDS ia$,2. I) i 




/ 



H 190 

£30 

a+*30 



/ 



210 POKE te0E2,£30+ 
VAL(RIGHT$<a$,l)) 
220 FOR fl=LS0t>3 TO £80DF 
230 PORE n ,3 NEXT 
240 PRINT" In«rt OUTRUN 
disc. . ."CALL 4BB18 
250 CALL £8000: END 
260 FRnn ,,, Error in 1 js.ua" 

" ; r+20 : END 
270 DATA od,lc H 81,21,0c, 
260 DATA 22, 14, 01, c3, 00, 
290 DATA 3l,fa,bf,Od,5c9 
3#0 data ae, S0,£1, 65.1c, 0* 
310 DATA 23, od,B6,8i,3«, 
320 DATA 33,*2.4e, 32.591 
330 DATA aS, 4c, 3«, c3, 32, 
340 DATA 4f 2l,2d, 80,cl,10 
350 OAffA ai.21,a8,lc, 677 
60 DATA 0«.13,cd,0S, 81, 3* 
70 DATA 4c. 32, ha, 4c, 21,40 
380 DATA. 60, C.3, 10. 31, 56c 
390 Dam 21.bb, lc,0e,0e,cd 
DATA 06, 81, 3e r 4c,32 f c7 
410 DATA 4c, 21, 53,80, 52b. 
420 DATA c3, 10, 81,21, 61, 80 
430 DATA 22,«7,lc, 3e, 56,21 
440 DATA d5,lc,c3.l9.5fd 
450 DATA 81,2l r 6f,B0,22,2s 
460 DATA Id, 3a, 7a, 21, 0e, Id 
470 DATA c3, 19,81,21,480 
460 DATA 7d, 80, 22 , 5e, Id, 3* 
490 DATA 21,21,3*, Id, c3, 19 
500 DATA 81,21,63, Id, 473 




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Dark Side 



160 DATA 21,00,00,22,19,7a 
190 REM LEAVE 



200 DATA c3, 62, le, * 

210 EHD 






The theme continues as AA34's 
Mas tei game is hacked by Mike Wong of 
Sale to give you infinite fuel, stiields, time 
and to prevent the ECD's from regenerat- 
ing. (Method 1.) 

1 ' Dark Side-tape 

2 ' by Mike Ktong 

3 ' Jtaatrad Action Oct S3 
10 OeBHOCTT'd - ' :MEMORi *F9F 
20 CajOSEQCn':^3AD n IlARK3IDE n 
30 POKE 51302. AK1 

40 POKE S1003.4C9 

60 READ »S;IF *$="*" THEN 90 

70 POKE IVVAI.rt"+*$) 

80 n-n+l:GOTO 60 

90 CALL SFA0;CALL 4BE80:EHD 

100 'INFINITE SHIELDS i FUEL 

110 DATA 3e,a7,32,7b, Sf,32 

120 DATA 0ft, 6*. 21, IS, Lb, 22 

130 DATA §0. 65 

140 INFINITE TIME 

150 DATA a£,32,2d,6e,32,3* 

150 DATA 6e 

170 PREVENT ECDb REGENERATING 



Mike Wong's poke has been adapted to 
run with the disk version of Incentive's 
game. Type in the poke and RUN it with 
the £?arJf Side disk in the drive. 

1 ' Dork Side-disk 

2 ' Amftttad Action Oct as 

10 MEMORY 43FFF 

20 LOftD"dark",S4G00 

30 DATA 3*,c9,32, Ob, 40. cd 

40 DATA 00, 40, ftf, 32 ,81, 00 

50 DATA cd.51.00 

60 'Infinite Shield* « Fu*l 

7C DATA 3e,a7.32,7b r 6f r 32 

80 DATA 0a,6e r 21,18,lb,22 

90 DATA 80,65 

100 ' Infinite Tine 

110 DATA af, 32. 2d, 6*. 32. 3e 

120 DATA 6* 

130 "Prevent EOD'ji regenerating 

140 DATA 21,00,00,22,19,7* 

ISO 'Ltivi next line 



1(0 DATA e3, 62, le 

170 FOR n=6BEB0 TO tREAC 

160 READ ftS 

190 ft-VALTi'+aS) 

200 POKE n, a 

210 NEXT n 

220 CALL iBESO 





The cassette version of Info g tames shoot- 
em-up Ls another on the Julian Page hit 
list, (Method 1.) 

1 " Prohibit ion-tap« 

2 By Julian Page 

3 'Ants trad Action Oct 88 
10 DATA 21, m, 40,11 

20 DATA 40.00,05,01 
30 DATA 64,00, 80, B0 
40 DATA C9,DD,7E.00 
50 DATA 32,00,00,11 
60 DATA 80, 3F, 21,00 
70 DATA C0,£5,CD,A0 
W DATA 00, 21, £6,00 
90 DATA 11, 00, 40, D5 
100 DATA CD,A0,00,D1 
110 DATA D5,E1,CD,A0 
120 DATA 00,21,00,80 
130 DATA 11,00, 20, D5 
140 DATA a>,A0,00,Dl 
150 DATA £1,E5.D5,CD 
160 DATA A0.00.F3.C1 
170 DATA El, 11, 00, A0 



Shorten the odds 

We receive dozens of pokes, and the 
ones published tend to be on cas- 
sette or disk, unlets:; they're very 
short (get the hint?}. 
Include a a SAE if you want your 
disk or tape returned. 
Make sure your name and address is 
on everything you send us! 



180 DATA £D,B0,3A.,00 
190 DATA 00, 47, CTI, 40 
200 DATA 28, 0», 21,69 
210 DATA 08,3 6,20,23 
220 DATA 36, 18, 23, 36 
230 DATA 01, CB, 48, 28 
240 DATA 04, AF, 32, BE 
250 DATA 19, CB, 50, 28 
260 DATA 05, BE, 87,32 
270 DATA Bl,0F,C3,75 
280 DATA 09,AF r C3,Al 
290 DATA BC, 00, 00, 00 
300 FOR X=&4000 TO £4073 
310 READ AS-A=VALC'i H +A$) 
320 POKE X,»;C=C+A 
330 NEXT X;MODB 1 
340 JtF C-S2BAB THEM 360 



350 PRINT-DATA ERROR '; EM} 

380 O1.X=0:DEFSTR A.B 

370 A*" INFINITE LIVES" 

390 GOSUB 460 

390 A-"OTINMEM CAN'T FIRE" 

400 OOSUB 460 

410 A-"ENDLES3 HIDE-TIME' 

420 GOSUB 460 

430 INK 0,3:INK 1,26 

440 INK 2, 13: INK 3,0 

450 CALL 44000, X 

460 CLS: PRINT A;B* " 

470 WHILE 8*"" 

480 B=UPPER$ UNKEYS » 

490 WEND 

500 X-X ARC*- (tt="Y"J 

510 &=C*2: RETURN 



POKE METHODS ON TAPE 

Here's how to input most Cheat Mode tape pokes - the instructions for each poke tell 
you which of the two to use, 664 and 612B owners: first type J tape 

METHOD 1 

Rewind the game tape to the beginning, type in the poke listing and then type RUN 
and press the Enter key. (Don't use the key marked CTRL or Control, or the poke 
won't work:) Press the Play key on the cassette deck, then any key on the mam key- 
board - spacebar does nicely. The cape should now play through as normal. 

METHOD 2 

Skip the fiist bit of the game program. To do this, rewind the game tape to the begin- 
ning; type in the listing; now type CAT and press Enter. Start the tape by pressing 
Play and then any key, Soon you'll sec the message: 'Found something Block I*, It 
doasn't matter what the something is, and it varies from game to game. If the Cheat 
Mode instructions just tell you to skip the first block, stop the tape here 

If the instructions tell you to skip things, stop the tape when the "Found* message 
comes up for the last thing you're trying to skip. 

Once you've stopped the tape, press Escape, type RUN and press Enter. Now 
press Play on the tapedeck and any key on the keyboard to start the tape, 



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The cheapest way to play them all. 

Top games titles for Amsirad, Commodore and 
Spectrum 

Disc and Tape for Arnstrad and Commodore. 

Please state system 

Please send large SAE for details lo 

Matrix Leisure Club. Dept A A, 
271 Stansted Road, Bishops Stortford 

Herts CM23 2BT 



AMSTRAD RECOMMENDED 
REPAIR CENTRE 



For guaranteed repairs to Amstrads - SBC s - Commodores - 

Sinclair QLs - Speclrums - and mart/ z'twr na<ses of popular 

home and business computers, printers & disk drives. 

Sate of ancillary equipment 

Many second hand computers bought and sold 

Frog £sfjmatos. 

MANCOMP LTD 

Phone 

061-224-1888 or 061-224-9888 



for tfetails 



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3D 2 J 


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MILBOl'iUJE HOUSE 51 17 


7 3 


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iNFOtiRAMEj 


70 


18 


62 






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A^TflO ATTACK 


AMSO. 1 '!' 


Sfi 1 


62 


BRDGE 


KUMA 


«7 


1 


93 












ASTRO EUftSEH 


SLL'E RIBBON 


4« S 


6S 


BRIDGE IT 


AMSCFT 


3B 


1 


71 










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4* 5. 


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CF SJFTTifARE 


SB 


3 


62 


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boAL" JCLLY 


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AMSCFT 


33 1 


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7i n 


43 


IUB3LE BOBBLE 


J'lEEBiS.D 


61 


3 


56 


186 


MABTEBXKOSIC 


67 11 


f>i 


AVBSOEH 


CWUUK 


S3 16 


SO 


IUB3LER 


UtancATS 


7S 


33 


59 


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73 4 


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ELITE 


70 


38 


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tiAC££X 


34 


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80 9 
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82 


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66 


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44 


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30 1 


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53 20 


57 


CAEEAJW TRAVELLERS 


MTRROKCiFT 


67 


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42 


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KASTSBTaONTC 


!7 14 


5* 


BAIL CHAja 


MASTTRTBOM1C 


35 23 


5D 


CAMELOT WARKJORS 


AHIOLASOFT 


64 


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33 


500CC GRAND PBTX 


ACTiVISION 


42 19 


59 


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ACTIVTSION 


7] IS 


54 


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40 


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UNtiOLD 


SS 29 


53 


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63 24 


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32 


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CEHTSOLI.TS 


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73 


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96 


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91 |i ^^ 






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4" 25 


49 


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66 


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52 


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68 


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93 a 


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62 


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25 


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DOMAEE 


67 ; 


47 


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34 11- 


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63 


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93 13 


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77 33 


37 


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HEW30S 


ii 


14 


99 


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CASCAC5 GAMES 


55 IS 


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31G LKAO'JR SfVrJCEH 


AJAM V'/HTriJOCt 


32 3 


53 


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74 


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65 b 


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HACS51M 


14 7 


71 


COLOSSfJi CH3SS 40 


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66 


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51 


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76 £ 


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S3 17 


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DAMBU5TCR5 
DAHDA3I 
PAN DARE 2 

DANDY 

PAHS SCEPTRE 

DARK SIDE 

DARE STAR 

DEACTIVATOR 

DEATH PIT 

DEATH WAKE 

DEATH WISH 3 

nKATHSCAPK 

DRATHSVXLE 

DEE? STRIKE 

PEFCOM 

DEFEND OR DIE 

PHFLEETOR 

DERVISH 

DESPOT iK DESIGN 

DHSBBTFOK 

DESERT RATS 

DESOLATOR 

DETECIVE 

DEVILS CROWN 

DIAMOND MIA* 

DISC SO 

DOCTOR WHO 

DOGSBODY 

DONKEY KONG 

DONT PANIC 

DQOMBARJCS REVENGE 

MOMSDAV BLUBS 

DOORS OF DOOM 

DOPPLEOANDEE 

DOWLEGANDEH 

OK DESTRUCTO 

DRAGONS 

DRAGONS LAIR 

DRAOONTORC 

DRILLER 

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DRUID 

DUNDARACH 
DYNAMITE DAN 
DYNAMITE DAN 2 



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VIRGIN 70 

V1RQW 78 

ELECTRO DREAMS 74 

F(P,EB[HD 47 

incentive 92 

design design m 

REAKTOR 87 

DUWLL 59 

QUJGKSILVA S3 

OKtMUN 30 

STARLIGHT 47 

masi£ bus bb 

D'JREU, TO 

QUICKfflLVA IS 

ALLIGATA 73 

VORTEX/GREMLIN 93 

POWERHOUSE B5 
ERE iNFORMATIQUE 77 

US GOLD nn 

CCS 76 

USGOLB 50 

AMSOFT 36 

PROBE SOFTWARE 97 

urn ;: EUBBON 27 

CASCADE GAMES 51 

MICRO POVi'KK 67 

BTJOBYTE 69 

OCEAN 66 

FIREBIRD 98 

BEYOND 98 

PS5 BO 

AMflOFT 91 

ALUGATA 93 

AMERICANA 70 

MASTERTRON1C 77 

AMSOFT B7 

SOFT. PROJECTS 67 

FJEWBONC 9E 

incentive »s 

MASTERTROHK 5i 

FfFZBKD ^ 

GARGOYLE GAMES » 

MLHROflSOFT SO 

MIRRORSOFT 66 



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13 36 

29 56 

19 52 

33 46 

34 3H 
1 61 

14 46 



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ELECTRO FREDDY 
ELEKTRA OtTOE 
ELEVATOR ACTION 
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ENDURANCE 
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EQJNOX. 

EGBERT 

ESCAPE SINGES CASTLE 

EVERY SECOND COUNT3 

EVERYOKES A WALLY 

EXOLON 

EXPLORER 

EXPRESS RAIDER 

EYE 

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ACTTVTSION B6 

VIROIN 67 

AMSOFT B7 
ENGLISH SOFTWARES? 

OCICKSELVA 67 

OHFHEUS 68 

FIREBIRD »4 

CRL 60 

ACTTVJSION 79 

v.An>: 45 

FtREBffitJ 87 
MELBOURNE HOUSE 57 

MURO-GEN 83 

MECRQBYTE 70 

SOFT. PROJECTS 77 

DOMARK 61 

MJJ3t04JEN 32 

KEWSON S3 

ELECTRIC DREAMS 19 

US GOLD &3 

ENDURANCE 63 

AMERICANA 76 



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ACTTVQHW 83 

BUBBLE 3US 60 

DID IKTEGRATlrtti BE 
MELBOURNE HOIRE 7R 

GREMLIN SB 

MASTEFTRONIC 77 

KEWSDN 34 

ELECTRIC DREAMS BE 

PSS 04 

HAD 17 

ANTEOG 4? 

GRAHD SLAM & 

PIRANHA 53 

FIREBIRD 73 

MASTERTRON1C 87 

D AND H GAMES ft 

APmcnVE GAMES 69 

APiXCTTVE GAMES 72 

GflEMT^-' 66 

DESIGN DESIGN 66 

CRL 72 

MASTERTROWC 73 

CENTURY 94 

AMSOrT 65 

OCEAN 93 

IMAOINE 99 

MlXRO-OEN 99 

AMSOfT 42 

TODSIstASTERS 16 

KUMA 02 

AMSOFT 24 

GREMLIN 7S 



GALACTIC GAMES 
GALACTIC RLAOUR 
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IMAGINE 

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GHOSTS Tf GOBLINS 
GHOULS 

GILUGANS GOLD 
GLADIATOR 
GLASS 



AlOOFT 

USOOLO 

OS GOLD 

ACTTviaON 

MARTECH 

PSS 

[NFOORAMEa/KRt 

CODE MAS7EES 

ACTWEIQN 

EUTB 

MICRO POVV3R 

OCEAN 

DOMARE 

Ql'ICSSILVA 



GLEN HOODIE fiOCCEK AMSOFT 



GLIDER fUDBR 
GOLDEN PATH 

COTHK 

G OOOCHE CRICKET 

GRAND FRIX RALLY 2 



OUlCiSlL'.'A 
AMSOFT 

riREBIRD 

AUDIOGENIC 

AMSOFT 



GRAND FRIX StMULATOR CODE MASTERS 



GRANGE HEX 

OREAT EBDAPE 

OREENBEEET 

GREYFELL 

CRUMPV GUMPHHEY SS 

GRYZOP 

GUADALCANAL 

GUN FHICKT 

GUNSTAR 

GYROSCOPE 



57 
29 
67 
67 
72 
66 
46 
93 
90 
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33 
69 

K 

fsp 
74 
35 
£9 
50 
77 
31 
59 
70 
65 
78 
74 
66 
83 
29 



ARGUS PRESS 
OCEAN 

IMAGINE 

STARLIGHT 

GREMLIN 

OCEAN 32 

Acnvsiow $9 

ULTIMATE 73 

FJREEIRD 84 

MELBOURNE HO"JSS ?B 



19 52 
9 51 

24 47 



HACKER 

hacker: 
handicap golf 
hard hat mace 
hardball 
harrier attack 
harvey heaubanger 
haunted he3x3hs 
head over hekl5- 
heartland 

HEAVY ON THE MAGIOK 

HEUCHOPPER 

HERBERTS D1TMMY RUN 

HI RISE 

HIGH FRONTIER 

HIGHLANDER 

HIGHWAY ENCOUNTER 



AOnVlSlON 

ACT1 VISION 
CRL 

ARIOLASOFT 
AMBO/T 

FIREBIRD 

AMSOfT 

OCEAN 

0MN 

OARGOYLE 

FIREBGtD 

MBRO-GEN 

3UEELE BUS 

ACTEV1SION 

OCEAN 

VOETEK 



E7 

70 



23 47 

1 27 

1G BE 

29 E4 

31 46 

28 64 

I 83 

35 45 
26 48 
31 41 
19 69 
It, \M 
1 67 

36 40 
17 54 



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30 49 

1 61 

?.i '■■ 

15 81 
25 47 
29 56 
I 82 

16 68 
» 58 
34 43 



66 

SB 



30 44 

21 60 

1 7Q 

12 44 



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12 E4 

9 51 

4 49 

15 71 

14 61 

33 52 



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20 !j0 

n ?3 

11 51 

24 63 

£1 64 

29 41 

30 S3 
10 86 
23 84 
5 54 



77 2 07 
64 17 59 

41 1 73 

86 1 27 

78 17 57 
53 1 72 

91 10 44 
43 1 77 
0G 20 46 

92 16 66 

93 10 94 
21 12 64 
81 3 03 
73 3 48 
64 30 48 
49 18 H 
95 2 54 



HLUCX 
JFVE 

HOLLYWOOD OR BUST 
HOPEING MAP 
HOWARD THE DUCE 
HTBA COMPLETE H. 
HUNCHBACK 
HUNCHBACK 2 
HUM FOR RED OCT. 
HUNTER KJLL5B 
HUSTLER 
HYBDIO 
HYDROFOOI 
HYPERB0W1 
HYFSftSFORTS 



ELECTRJODRITAUS 
FKEBiFTO 

WASTE RTRON1C 

ELTTIl 

ACTIVI5ION 

v'.:i.i;in 

AMSOFT 

GCsAN 

GRAND SLAM 

AMSOFT 

Burnous 

SZ'ARLOIrT 
FTL 

MASTKHTHONIC 
OAAljiUSC 



66 17 63 

86 17 CO 

39 19 SO 

S3, 35 3B 

33 33 63 

S3 28 46 
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74 
55 



44 33 52 



64 25 31 

65 12 44 
93 18 54 

4 46 



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ICON JON 

MM J Atfl) TEMPLE 
INTODBOm 
flKAlff WAftRTDRB 
KPACT 
mPOSSABALL 
MPOS5D3LE MISSION 
IMlVliSIL'LE MISSION 2 
INIKXJR SOCCiR 
INDOOR SPORTS 
ISJFXTRATOR 
LVHERTtANCE 
INS1DK OUTING 
IJJTIiKNAT. KARATE 
INTERNAT. KARATE ( 
INTER N AT. EUOBY 
PJTO 03O10M 
IOTC EAGLES NEST 
ITS A JOIQCW^r 



m&wa to 

M.LKH::«30FT Wi 

IHL-. -n. 

BEYOND 63 

ELL'lE 81 

AUDIOGENIC 81 

HEWSON 51 

US GOLD B& 

USO014> Bt 

MSEVRPN 31 

ADVANCE TO 

US GOLD 75 

BlFOGJtAMMES 77 

THE EDGE BD 
ENDURANCE GAMES53 

SYSTEM 3 66 

ARTIC 34 

MASTERTPONIC 70 

INTERCEPTOR 74 

IK*AN 17 



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JACK THE NIPPHR 
JACK THE IvIPPKit 2 
JACKAL 

JACJCLE AN^ WIDE 

JAIL3REM 

JAMMJN 

JET EHtS SIMULATOR 

JBT SET 1MLLY 

JET SET WILLY 

JHTBOOTJACU 

JOB DLADE 

JOHNNY RES 

;UHNNYRE3 2 

JUOGERNA'JT 

JUMP^T 

JUMPMAN 



GREiiLlN 
GREMLIN 

EONA.VJ 

flULLDOC 

EONAW 

AMSOFT 

COSEMASTERS 

SOFT. PROJECTS 

SOFT- PROJECTS 

AMSOFT 

PLAYERS: 

LCrmORIEN 

ARGUS PRESS 

C3L 

ANTHOO 

BLABY 



s: 12 42 

74 27 bO 

61 

61 

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5& 

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17 37 



72 1 77 
70 31 50 

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67 
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70 
57 
52 
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1 87 

13 45 



48 



11 



IA1SER 

KANE 

EARKOV 

EAT TRAP 

EETTLE 

KEY FACTOR 

KILLAPEDE 

KJLLBDUWT1PEAD 

KJLLRR GOP 'GAUNT.? 

KILLER RING 

KINST1C 

KNIGHT GAMES 

KNIGHT L01E 

KNIGHT TYME 

KNIGHTR1PEE 

KOKOT0N1WILF 



AKOUSOFT 37 

MASItRHUOTC 81 

ELECTREC DTlFAMS 50 

STREETWISE B3 

AUJGATA 78 

AMSOFT 28 

PLAYERS 64 

US GOLD 80 

MICRO POWER 85 

ARIOLASUFT 61 

FIREBIRD 65 
ENfitJSH SOFTWARE 72 

ir„TTMATE ^ 

MAD « 

MEAN ia 

EL.TE 87 



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34 44 

17 60 

IE 68 

1 70 

10 48 

27 46 

1 89 

10 48 

31 60 

13 64 



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AMSTRAD ACTION 



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GAMES INDEX 



konamtsgolf 

kong strikes rack 
koronis rift 
kraeout 
krypton factor 
sung fu master 



IMAGDfi: 

OCeaM 

acttvi3iok 
G3.EMUM 
30MARE 
US GOLD 



n 

so 



ID OJ 

■j 71 



6» 31 

12 ii 



is 62 

54 



64 



lasewarf 

LASTV6 

LEADER BOARD 

LEAGUE CHALLENGE 

LEGIONS Or DEATH 

LEVIATHAN 

LIFE EXPECTANCY ZERO 

uoiOToacE 

UTTLE COMP PEOPLE 

living dayughts 
livingstone i presume 
loco-motion 
lords of munight 



amscpt 

ALA3 

ATLANTIS 
ARGUS PP=iSS 



64 

62 
62 



K 
64 
44 



ENGLISH SOFTWARE GG 

BLABY 23 

rtL/OAflCOVLJj EO 

ACTITOION BO 

oomark E4 

ALUGATA 75 

MAKERTRONIC 76 

AM90F1 11 



22 GD 

ZI 52 

22 57 

5 ES 

IS 56 

19 60 

24 6C 

33 S3 



46 



MACKS 

MACA0CG5MICA 
MADBALLS 
MADCADAM BUMPER 
WAG MAX 

mag:c 

HAHJOHC 

manic tarns 

MARBLEMADDMES5CS 
WlRSPORT 

MARTIAN CffiS 
MASK 

mask: 

master chess 
master of lamps 
masters of universe 
match point 
katchday 

MATCH-W2 

WAX HEADROOM 

MEOA DUCES 

MELTDOWN 

MERCENARY 

MERMAID MADNESS 

MRTALARMY 

METROCROSS 

MEXICO 66 

MGT 

ULUfl DICE 

MIAMI '/ICE 

MICKEY MOUSE. 

MILLIONAIRE 

MISSION ELEVATOR 

yissiosaFJiTX^)K 

MISSION JUFITOR 
MISSION OMEGA 
MOLECULE MAN 

MONOPOLY 

MOKTVONTHEatJM 

MOON BUGGY 

MOON CRE5TA 

MOTOS 

MOUItfTIE MICE'S RIDE 

movie 
MRFKH&B 

MR WEEKS &SHE VAMPS PIP AMKA 
MR WONGS LOOPY L AMSOFT 
MUTAJiT MONTY 
MUTANTS 

m trtjdin flight sim 

MYSTERY OF THE KtLB 



LOMCHS 


66 


31 


£2 


AMSCFT 


Tfi 


4 


42 


OCEAN 


46 


,:■■■ 


49 


PSS 


72 


2 


42 


jmag::,"i 


8S 


a 


•14 


MACMILLAN 


37 


b 


m 


liftsoft 


70 


\i 


eq 


AMSUtT 


64 


1 


•2 


MELBOURNE HOUSE 70 


K 


'S 


GARCOYL3 GAMES 


>.. 


3 


E4 


ULTIMATE 


S3 


21 


54 


GREMLIN 


86 


2S 


36 


GREMLIN 


60 


29 


37 


AMSOFT 


60 


1 


81 


ACnVlSIOK 


79 


2 


11 


GREMLIN 


42 


39 


59 


PSION 


71 


6 


49 


OCEAN 


W 


2 


M 


OCEAN 


Rr 


26 


GO 


OUICKSTLVA 


€3 


11 


67 


FXEBDIS 


€1 


:■: 


40 


ALLIGATA 


6i7 


H 


54 


HOVAGBS 


95 


2t< 


62 


ELECTRIC DREAMS 


70 


13 


30 


PLAYERS 


63 


34 


53 



US COLO 

ouALsorr 

IQMCJELS 
BUG-BYTE 
QUEAN 

INCENTIVE 
HJCROPOQL 
F3E80O 
CODE WASTSHS 
IOHDCAMSS 
HASTERTRONIC 
LEJ5LTE CENTOS 
GREMLIN 

Axrmoc 

3KCBKTIVE 
MAST3RTRONIC 
REAKTOR 
IMAGINE 



Awsor 

CCFAS 
MYRDDWSOFT 

FIREBIRD 



76 ii S8 
68 4 «t 



£4 
53 
24 
«7 
S3 
71 
SO 
62 
SO 
83 
S7 
6& 
67 
62 
S2 
61 
6c 
55 
EC 
52 
60 

S4 

SS 

71 



It SI 

1= 7S 

1H BO 

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25 40 

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13 38 

11 83 

10 il 



SO 
54 



27 49 
24 59 



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NEMESIS KUfJAMI 

Sr'^ii; rHEWARLOCEltABIECB 

r. ■..-.. .- £A*7 :■= AJHHIS FFESS 

NEJCOK DES3GK DESIGN 

NEXLS MRXIS 

MICE FALDOHAYS OPEWliflNTJ GAMES 
(flGEL MAH CHAND P. MARTECH 
NIGHT GLT,"NEH P'TS IKTEGRATiON 

kiGhthaidek c-asMilM 

K'IGHTSHADI ULTIMATE 



93 H 40 

7b 22 49 

65 23 48 

80 21 S3 

166 14 46 

Si n 51 

65 3 48 

75 32 50 

49 12 54 

69 35 3* 

B5 5 



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HTW.' " 

HDUA MAMSTEft 

NIHJA SflDOTES SIM. 

NOMS OP YESGD 

NOMAD 

JfONTRnRAGUEOOS 

NOH.TH9TAB 

NOSFEftATU 

NOCLEAll DEEENCE 

Nt'CLfiAfitSKlST 



MASTE31TROMIC 

CHL 

SELWRiBIHIl 

3DDJ 

3CEAN 

MA3TEPTRONIC 

GREMLIN 

HHAWHA 

AMaOfT 

PLAYEH3 



M IB 57 

M 28 55 

63 36 13 

62 ID 5D 

63 V- GB 
n>> % JU 
73 Jfl 51 
7fl « M 
Z8 13 4S 
19 10 is 



OBSIDIAN 

OH MUJ^MYf 

ODvK 

OLYMPIAD 66 

ONCUS 

OM THE RUN 

OME 

Of*E MAM ftHIB DROm 

OUT OF THIS WORLD 

OUT RUM 



ARTJC 

AMSOFT 

C-tL 

ATLANTia 

MASTRHTftONTC 

DBSIGMOESWJW 

I1TOGRAMMES 

WlABraRTROMIC 

HEAETOR 

USGOtD 



Si 


4 


M 


41 


1 


■y 


19 


33 


4b 


LI 


H 


EG 


11 


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PACIFIC 

PAHTROM 

PA.N7ADB0ME 

fiAPBHSW 

P;j(ABOLA. 

PAWt FATHOL 

PASSENGERS OH WIND 

PASSENGERS ON WIND 2 

nms 

PEGASVS3PJDOE 

PETER SKLTOrra HAND. 

PHANTOM CLUB 

PINK PANTHER 

PTPEUME2 

PIRATES 

PLASMATRON 

PLATOON 

PLA7VR CARDS HIGKT 

PNEUMATIC HAMMERS 

POPEYE 

F01f,'Eft?LAY 

PftaDATOa 

PHSSHDEMT 

PRO EKX SOL 

PRO SKI SIM. 

PRO SNOOKER SIM. 

PRO- TENNIS 

PRODIGY 

PROHIBITION 

PROJECT TurraE 

PSYCKO PIGS 

rJLSATOR 

PUNCHY 

rYJAMARAYA 



PSS 

THE EDGE 

APJOLASOFT 

ELITE 

FIREBIRD 

FIREBIRD 

(N70GRAMES 

PTOORAMES 

ARTIC 

PSS 

GRAND SLAM 

OCEAN 

GREMLIN 

MASTERTRONIC 

MICSOPRCSE 

CRL 

OCEAK 

BEIiAfrtA 

FDSEBIRD 

MACALLAN 

AROAT^A 

ACTjVSStOH 

ADtMCTlVE 

AMSOPT 

CODEMASTBftS 

CODEMASTERS 

CODE MASnsS 

LORICIELS 

ELECTRIC DREAMS 

INTOGRAMES 

GREMLIN 

VSGOLO 

MARTECH 

A1Q0FT 

A1GOT 



30 II 5£ 

39 17 54 

53 S 64 

91 25 25 
63 22 52 
58 25 iE 
» 22 46 

68 27 59 
47 2 7B 
62 27 52 

33 17 5B 
71 29 66 
49 33 53 
76 15 75 
76 32 45 
17 32 47 

92 32 41 

34 6 
28 22 
W IE 63 
88 13 49 
43 32 64 
74 27 59 
58 1 60 
SI 36 96 
79 27 52 
76 19 56 
76 14 53 
61 15 61 
36 21 58 

69 2 49 
28 36 46 
SH 30 44 
6* I 78 
79 1 EC 



42 

69 



QAEISALAH 
QUACK A JACK 
OUARTET 
QlWOft 



AM5DPT/OEM 

AM5GF7- 

ACTW1SION 

CASCADE 

ALLEGATA 



27 13 52 

67 1 77 

38 24 56 

67 15 31 

EI 6 61 



R 



RACE AGAINST TttlE 

RAD-ZONE 

RAD 



CODEMASTERS 
MAST6RTRONTC 
US GOLD 



=a 34 fifi 
74 10 60 

39 2 64 



RALLY DRIVER 

RAMBO 

RAMPAGE 

RAMPARTS 

RANARAMA 

RASPLTIN 

RASTERSCAN 

RE8SL3TAR 

RFI> ARROWS 

RKI> COAT* 

RED LED 

RED SCORPION 

REMOTE EKC MODULE 

RENEGADE 

REKEGADE 

RESCUE ON FJtACTALUS 

REVOLUTION 

RICOCHET 

ROAD RUNNER 

.-u:<;i;o 

ROCK WRESTLE 

ROCK RAID 

ROCKET BALL 

ROCKY HORROR SHOW 

ROGUE TROOPER 

ROLAND AHOY 

ROLAND GOES DIGOCIO 

FOLAND 50UARE BASH 

ROLAND Pi SFACE 

RCLAND IN TKE CAVES 

RC1AN3 IN TIME 

ROLAND ON THE ROPES 

ROLAND ON THE RUN 

ROLLING THUNDER 

ROOM 10 

miS FOR GOLD 

RYGAR 



HILL KacGiBEON 71 

OCEAN SG 

ACTTVlSiON 76 

GO SG 

HEWSON II 

FIREBIRD 92 
MASTEF.TKON1C 9B 

FIREBIRD 92 

DATABASE » 

LOTHLOKJiM 46 

STARLIGHT 92 

GUICKSILVA 63 

BLARY 39 

IMAGINE 90 

K1IMA 27 

ACHVMOW 71 

VORTEK » 

RLAEY IS 

US GOLD 74 

GREMLIN 36 
MELBOURNE HOUSE 53 

KUMA 6S 

STROB&DK 72 

CRL 64 

PIRANHA 59 

AMSOIT 66 

AMSOFT 64 

AMSOFT 30 

AMSOFT H 

AMSOFT 43 

AMSCFT SI 

AMSOFT 58 

AMSOFT 29 

US GOLD 37 

HULJfecGIBSOM 60 

U5GOLD S6 



6 63 
8 71 
29 44 
29 44 

21 -ii. 

7 S3 

21 BS 

n m 

1 27 

1 87 
27 46 

22 51 

6 58 

26 44 

4 55 

13 40 

14 50 

6 37 

26 41 

2 74 
10 66 
1 16 

16 96 
1 56 

17 69 
I 71 
1 70 
1 fil 



£9 
67 
60 
£9 
79 
30 51 
12 50 
6 40 
8 56 



SA3DTAGE 

SA9 CTE-JR 

SABOTEUR 1 

9ABRJKWULF 

SACRED AKMOUH 

SALCOMSAT 

SAtUNG 

SAM FOX STRIP POKER 

sa?^::ka: trilogy 

SAPIENS 

SARACEfl 

SAS ASSAULT COURSE 

SATELLITE WARRJOR 

SCALEXTWC 

SCOUT STEPS OUT 

SCRABBLE DELUXE 

SCREIlilFLAY 

SCRE'^BALL 

SCRUPLES 

SENTINEL 

SEPULCW 

KBACILED 

SHADOW SOM&iat 

shadowftre 
shao :jj;s rqad 
skockway r3er 

SHOGAM 
SHORT CrRCUTT 
SHORTS FUSE 
SIDE ARMS 
SIDEWALK 
SIGMA 7 
SIR LANCELOT 
SXYFOX 
SLAP EIGHT 
SLAPSHOT 
SN0D0ST6 
SOCCER 6123 
SOCCER 08 
SOmvARE STAR 
SOLAR COASTER 
SOLOMAMS KEY 
SORCERER LORD 
90RCERY 
SORCERY PLCS 
SOUL OF A ROBOT 
SOUTHERN BELLE 
SPACE ACE 
SPACK HARRIER. 
SPACE KAWES 
SPACE SHUTTLE 
SMHNERMAK 
SPEOAL OPERATIONS 
SPEED KING 
SPELLBOUND 



ZEPPELIN 

DURELL 

DUHELL 

ULTIMATE 

PALACE 

MIRHDREGFT 

ACTTVlSiON 

MARTECH 

GREMLIN 

LORICIELS 

AMERICANA 

ATLANTiS 

AMSOFT 

LEISURE GENIUS 



46 
63 
74 
6* 
87 
64 
42 
40 
47 
74 
40 
48 
70 
61 



Fl 
41 
61 



17 S4 

It 62 



m 
i.1 

53 



AMSOFT 77 

LESLTRE DEHIU3 77 

MACMULAN 66 

BLUE RTBB0N 40 

LEjSUHE OBKRIS S3 

"■,----"-■■' HO 

ARKHASOFT 71 

usaott) 49 

THEEDOE 68 

BEYOND 76 

THE EDCE 62 

FTL 43 

VIRGIN B5 

OCEAN St 

FIREBIRD 62 

GO 58 

1NFQGAMES 70 

2URELL 64 
MELBOURNE HOUSE 64 

ARfOLASOFT 81 

IMAGINE 78 

AEDBOa 6? 

SPARCLERS £6 

GRAEME UcOUOlB 66 

ACTTVETCIN 61 

ADDICTIVE GAMES 46 

OPTYX 48 

US GOLD 78 

PSS 81 

maw 90 

AMSOFT 91 

MASTERTROmC 84 

HEWSON 81 

DIFOGRAKFS 48 

ELITE 90 

AMSOFT 48 

ACTTVlSiON 59 

AMSOFT 43 

LOTHLTEN 65 

MASTERTHONIC 72 

HAD BO 



28 £3 

18 51 

3 50 

20 59 

t 87 

28 47 



i9 
47 



16 79 
38 46 

24 :■.:• 



[■5 
56 

54 



10 4* 

19 44 
1 87 
32 46 
26 45 

20 64 



32 
34 



24 48 



57 

57 



34 46 
12 66 



7L 



26 66 
29 68 



52 

4'. 
$2 

V 



17 64 
1 80 

14 55 




AMSTHAD ACTION 



GAMES INDEX 



SHTYEA30LD 

SPtTETflE 40 

SPLAT' 

SPY VS SPY 

3P5? VS SFs' T.-ULOG'J 

STAKLES 3TXSL 

57A3 FTflEBiFJX 

"AS WARS 

STAHFCX 

"AHGUDfcR 

STARttS 

"AflOUAK 

37AKTSEE 2 

STEVE BA12S 5N03EE3 

3T?fLirA\3CO 

,-: 1 :CE MA3KTT SPEC 

STOHM 

stosmepjkgis 

■ " y-'\ 
STRAHCaUX-P 
SlSAjtiOHUMPFLDS 
ST3BRT fCHTFli 

sne?r»Awir 

STSBB" MACIHJE 

•■- WHS 3A5UJT: 

stjote 

STilfKR Ffll^^F C03RA 

STSHCE FOfiCF KAflHIE?. 

STIOTE 

3TJHT DUO! SMULATOfi 

susttas swbsi 

BtOUiS MA25 

st* jstar 

SUPER CTCUJ 
SIVfcKIIAKGCH 

SUPER SAM 
S^IPFH SF3ENT 

SJJftTVGE 

summon 
swisvoa WG8LS 
?wqeie ahb SUKCSW 

iVEMEYAITAlK 



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ELECTRtS DREAMS PC. 

MtRSoraoPT Be 

A'.1::ii-- 63 

F[&SrS?Afi 90 

DATABY7E fll 

liKflO-GEX 35 

wwaamD 37 

UOHAitt 44 

ARKHASOfT 39 

rajkb;s:> 91 
K&bourto HOUSE St 

RITR'SIE BUS *J 

ess sa 

PAUCE 31 

:oaik rrnvm B 

MASlErTftOJiK m 

ittsiamKBHc sa 

LORXIELS 63 

uutytv r. 

AasunwwaiK S2 

CO El 

OCEAK 66 

SQFriUvA!>k;fc 73 

EP?X 44 

liAKTERTHOlffiC 49 

KHAPKA 74 

MIRRCESO.-T 91 

ERE 54 

AKSGft 69 

MiSOSt ^9 

CRL 27 

US GOLD 71 

3LECTRIC DRBftyS lif 

AMSOr? ?! 

COPE MA&fflU S! 

;..i";[E.'At-:CATA 4" 

ELECTRIC DHEAMS 73 

CS0JSJT5Q3IS 10 

ANRQQ 66 

■js gold & 

3afcoyle 3a1jes 90 

PS5 70 

[NTOQRAMMEJ €2 



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6 &:■ 

5 a 

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32 52 

13 52 

.; ..; 

24 52 

17 50 

2 70 

HI -.: 

12 4* 

1 53 

23 5(1 

t M 

12 44 

23 4* 

2£ 54 

4 46 

7 72 
34 46 
15 69 
17 53 
36 44 
23 52 
SO S3 
7 43 
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